In Kansas last week, I challenged the people to be good tippers at restaurants as many servers are being stiffed more and more during the economic downturn. I also told them about a pastor friend who tips whatever the bill is. If the bill is $20 he leaves a $20 tip. If the bill is $100, he leaves a $100 tip. And so I encouraged the people to look for ways to pray for business people and to expand the Kingdom outside of the church walls, in their city and area.
Later that evening we went to Pizza Hut, the only place open in that small town – and after dinner as we were about to leave, and even though I was a guest, I felt led to give an extra $10 to our server. Her name was Laura and two other friends of mine and myself struck up a conversation with her, and I ended up praying for her. I asked her if she was a friend of Jesus, and she responded by saying that He was more than a friend, He was her Savior.
Two days later we were at Subway for lunch and there was Laura again, in her day job and she thanked me for praying. I then invited her to that church, but she could not attend the revival services due to her work schedule. The next night we went back to Pizza Hut and there was Laura again, but this time she approached me and asked me to pray for her, and then later I gave her two CD’s that I thought would minister to her situation.
This week I heard from some in the church, that Laura came to church, and she asked how it was that the tip for the meal on the first night was exactly what the bill was too, and then she went on to say that the tip was precisely what she needed to pay for the registration for her car too. She came to both the adult class and the church service, and said that the message had pinpoint accuracy for her situation. So God blessed her through the dedication of the people.
How have you done a practical thing that has extended the Kingdom?
How can you?
How will you?