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.