Skip to main content
#
Jesus Without The Junk
  
Freedom
Home
Partner Information
Prayers or Phone Line /Contact
3 Nails, 2 Boards, 1 Son!
God So Loved The World-Blue
God So Loved The World-Pink
Heart of Hope Feeds
Quick Start
The Stained Glass Window eBook
 Get Real 
Thursday, February 07 2013

 

 

One thing I have come to realize in this walk with the Lord is that I often find myself walking on eggshells around others because though I consider myself a “perfectionist,” it is the last thing I am.  I, however, do not want others to consider me “less than”  because we talk in this ministry about being to the best of our ability what we say we are, or else we may end up giving God a black eye.  I feel like the slightest error in word or action will cause others to point their fingers and then it gives them reason to mock Christ.  We all walk a tightrope and a recent story that popped up in the news is an example we can all learn from.

If you eat out you know that for parties of usually eight or more, there is a required 18% tip, whether you like the service you received or not; it is automatically figured into your bill. 

Last month, a pastor and some of her congregants visited a restaurant in the St. Louis area following a church service.  When the bill arrived, the pastor wrote on the bill, “I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18?”  A server, finding the note insulting, posted it on the internet and it went viral.  Afterwards, the pastor called the restaurant chain and demanded that everyone (including the manager) be fired.  All kept their jobs except the one who posted the note. 

At least 4,000 responses have been received on this story and some that I read lampooned Christ and the tithe principle.  One response said the pastor “hid behind religion to be “cheap and selfish.”   The pastor has since apologized.

We indeed walk a continuous fine line and it is a fact that we can never forget»ever» because there are those who are always on the ready just looking for any reason to pounce on God. 

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

Katie Altobellis

Posted by: Molly Painter AT 04:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Comments:

Post comment
Name
 *
Email Address

Message
(max 750 characters)
*
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

Molly Painter Ministries  P.O. Box 16491
Wilmington, NC 28408



Site contents are copyrighted 2019, Molly Painter Ministries, Inc. 

Molly Painter Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3  Non-profit organaization

Pleasure Isalnd Chamber of Commerce