What an awesome post from Amber Nelon Thompson. Thank you Amber for sharing with our readers.
Today was a busy day. I prepared for our 10 day run on the road and then had to prepare for a separate trip at the end of this one. I came home and cleaned the house of all the Christmas decor and then re-organized everything. I unpacked to only re-pack. I did laundry. I ran my errands and I was starving. I drove up the street to Pizza Hut. They have a drive thru and I wanted my little personal pan pepperoni. The lady at the window was so rude to me I could hardly believe it.Â It was as if she was annoyed by my presence. It was all I could do not to want to be rude back to her. When it came time to pay, I saw at the bottom of the receipt the words â€œTip:â€ and laughed. The flesh side of me said â€œabsolutely notâ€ but then all of a sudden I felt the Holy Spirit say â€œyes you will and tip more than you usually wouldâ€. So I obeyed. I tipped her $20. At a drive thru. When I came back a few min later to pick up my order, she suddenly was a lot kinder. She started tearing up and thanked me for being kind to her. She told me that earlier she had found out some bad news and she wasnâ€™t sure how to even handle it or get through the day. I told her that God loved her and wanted her to know and that I would be praying for her. I sat there thinking about how glad I am that I am not the judge of what people deserve and donâ€™t deserve. Iâ€™m thankful that itâ€™s Godâ€™s job and not mine. In my eyes she didnâ€™t deserve a tip. In my eyes she didnâ€™t deserve kindness back, but in Godâ€™s eyes she deserved a little love and kindness from a total stranger so she could see how much He cared about her. Even though she wasnâ€™t showing that to others. How many times have I needed mercy & grace from others? How many times have I needed mercy & grace from God when I donâ€™t deserve it? More times than I can count. This world is looking for that kind of love. In fact, theyâ€™re craving it. So show some mercy and grace to people. People you know and people you donâ€™t. Whether they deserve it or not. When you donâ€™t want to is when you should the most. Someone showed mercy & grace to us and He is the one who commands us to show it to others! So obey the Spirit!Â #mercyandgraceÂ #truth
We at SGN SCOOPS love your heart, Amber!