The Best

16 Oct

The Best…

We were on a mission trip to an impoverished country. The heat was sweltering. There was no air conditioning, barely any electricity, and no clean water, yet everyone was fine with it. We knew we were on a mission trip – not to get – but to give.

On the way back, we missed our flight and were put in a hotel and given a free meal so everyone ordered. When our dinner was served, someone noticed that the restaurant had gotten their order wrong. They were upset that their chicken sandwich came with extra cheese when they didn’t order cheese. Just a few hours before we would’ve been happy to have had clean water.

If you live expecting to be served by this world, then you’ll always be unhappy. But if you live your life as one whose life is to serve and bless this world – without expecting to get – then everything you do get in this life is a gift and an extra blessing.

So live your life as a servant of God, a heavenly visitor on a mission to this world – and you’ll never lose your joy over a slice of extra cheese.

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Thank God for all your blessings and set your heart, not on receiving, but on serving, and giving of the blessings from heaven.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


One Response to “The Best”

  1. Terry G McDonald October 17, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    So true Ed. There are a lot more important things people have going on in their lives than getting cheese on a sandwich.

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