Have you ever received excellent customer service?  What does that look like in this day and age you ask?  Well, recently I did.  What struck me was there was a mistake, the people at first didn’t know how it happened, but they jumped all over making it right.  Even when they couldn’t explain it.  Then, once they could explain it, they were happy but still apologized.  Not only did they make it right, they offered their service for anything over and over again.  Next day first thing, “what can I do for you today?”  Followed by a supervisors hand written note apologizing, followed by a special delivered “treat”, followed by another supervisor phone call.  Wow! That’s customer service!

As a Disciple of Christ, I represent His “company”.  So many things have run through my head regarding my “customer service” for my Father.  God is teaching me so much lately.  I am blessed to be doing the “Discipleship” Community Group here at the Vine this summer.  Already in the first few weeks I’ve been challenged by questions like:  what is a disciple? Matt. 28:18-20 Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  God designed the church to reach the world for Christ by making disciples.  This is the beginning of “His Customer service”.  How am I doing with this?

 In I Cor. 12:14-20 the Bible talks about the body of Christ or the church. “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be?  If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?  But in fact God has arranged the parts int he body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”  So none of us are excluded from being a part of “His customer service”.  He designed each of us for something. 

Do I love God and others enough to get past my fears like, what if I can’t answer their tough question?  What if they get mad at me?  Paul had fears too, Eph. 6:19-20 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.  Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Whether it be admitting a mistake or sharing the good news of Christ Jesus rescuing me.  I so need this of the prayer of Paul, that I will submit to Christ each day, no excuses, and have the most amazing customer service ever.

Lenie