Today is Dallas’s 9th birthday. As a part of the celebration, I offered to take him out for lunch anywhere he wanted.
He chose Chipotle and Yogurtini…I like his style.
Eating is very high on the list of things Dallas loves to do. And Ice Cream is at the top of the list of things he likes to eat.
While out for lunch, we talked about sports and school and future plans. I mean, he is halfway to 18 already…
I loved the opportunity to hang out with Dallas. I may be biased, but he is a great kid who has a heart for people. I truly enjoyed spending some quality time with him and also some money on him (and me of course, one of the perks of being a dad is that I enjoyed Chipotle too :)).
And since it is his birthday, it was easy for me to focus on doing good for Dallas.
Tomorrow, I look forward to sharing a sermon from 1 Peter 4:17-19 about simply trusting God and doing good.
What if we treated everyone in our lives like it was their birthday?
Besides the fact that we could go broke from buying lunch and gifts, I think we would come pretty close to the command given to us by Peter.
Of course, the first step is for us to entrust ourselves to God and then the second step is for us to do good. If we miss the first step, it won’t be long and we will get sick of the whole birthday thing. Doing good will become an obligation and burnout will not be far behind. So as a simple inventory for your own life, when is the last time you treated someone like it was their birthday?
While you think on that, I hope you are making plans to come to church tomorrow for more on this topic.