Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Starbucks Missions

This morning I was at Starbucks, sipping my Venti White Mocha (one of my favs), talking with some of my acquaintances I have made over the years. Now imagine this, I don't know anyone there from outside Starbucks, but whenever I go to this particular location I stop and talk to about five people (customers and employees). Two of the individuals I spent 45min's talking to this morning. One of them started out the conversation, "Now I know you're a Christian", this made me pause. I always try and bring God into the equation in my conversations, but to have someone else start out that way, really blew me away. I thank God for that phrase this morning, because it reminds me just how much people watch my actions, not just what I say. The conversation continued into one's passion for Christ and living an authentic Christian life. It's so neat all the areas in my life that I have the opportunity to encourage and be encouraged by others. It's funny how God works, two years ago when I started making regular visits to that location I certainly wasn't thinking about how I could "preach" the Good News, I was thinking about networking with them. God always has a sense of humor in how He puts us into situations to serve Him!

So whatever your "Starbucks" is, remember it is a mission field too, whether you think of it that way or not.

1 Supposings:

Blogger Barb supposed...

I wonder how many opportunities we miss because we don't see them as such. And why don't we? My "supposing" is that we are about our business, rather than God's. No matter how busy Jesus was, He always had time for people. We are not responsible for every person we see, but I think we are responsible for those God lays on our hearts. And I believe one of these days He will want us to give account for those He's put in our path. He will be asking what we did with those opportunities. - I pray that I become more and more sensitive to those "nudgings" I get, and meet them with the heart and mind of the Lord.

11:26 AM  

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