So....what ever happened to the idea that business is about serving the customer? With all the doom and gloom in the wonderful world of the U.S. economy right now, I have been reflecting a lot lately about what I see as the problem. Business has stopped serving the customer and is serving itself. It is all about making as much as you can and do as little as you can. Instead of being givers, we have become the takers. The customer is now always wrong and I am always right.
No matter where I turn...what I read....who I talk to.....it's all about how much God loves me...how He rejoices over me....well...I mean He does that over you too but there is nothing in the world quite like Him making that very personal to me. I am loving it.
I experienced something this morning that I never experienced before in the 73 years I've been banging around this old earth. We had an early breakfast scheduled. Since I usually handle the early breakfasts and Ellen handles the late arrivals... I expected her to sleep in a little. I had everything ready and with a half hour left before the guests would come down I was spending a little time with the Lord.
Just started off the day dumping a glass of water into my keyboard! So... this will be short because my space bar is being a total pain andthiisishardtoread!
Then my nose started bleeding...fortunately not into the keyboard..... or on my shirt ... because I needed to get breakfast going for the guests and there wasn't time to get dressed again!
I talked yesterday about being involved in some heavy winds....blowing us around...maybe even a tornado or two! Think Dorothy....Wizard of Oz....house swirling around...all kinds of stuff floating by the window...even the evil one changing from her bicycle to a broomstick... it doesn't matter... none of it really matters....it's all a part of the great adventure. And....when your house finally lands...it will land right on top of the evil one!
There is no more exciting way to live than just "blowin' in the wind" ...that wind of the Holy Spirit I wrote about yesterday. Never know where He is going to take you next or who He is going to blow across your path...sometimes it's just a gentle breeze....sometimes those 50mph gusts throw you for a loop....once in a while you swear you are in the middle of a hurricane...but I wouldn't trade it for anything resembling the way I used to live....nothing.
The bible has a whole lot to say about building and rebuilding things....but, for whatever reason, we just don't get it. The Lord says that unless He builds it...all our labor is in vain. Still we run around like crazy building things and asking the Lord to bless what we build. I remember when I was running around like crazy all over the roof as a Union Roofer....desperately trying to stay busy. My boss was not happy with me. I became the brunt of many jokes....especially two pet phrases they used all the time. "Do something Wolff....even if it's right!" "Don't just do something..
Whenever I see something...first thing I want to do is tell the whole world... if something grabs me...I need to tell somebody... that is both a good thing and a bad thing....because what I have seen is some facet of a beautiful diamond called Truth. It can be a bad thing because I haven't had time to make it real in my life..... it can be a good thing because it is still truth!
I couldn't have a relationship with Ellen if there was no entrance into her heart. She took the chance and opened the door of her heart to me so I could enter into a relationship.
I have a very special relationship with Ellen. We have been friends for over 40 years now. I met her the year before I met the Lord. Being a total reprobate and womanizer, it was a completely new experience meeting a woman who I just enjoyed being around....just talking....communicating...telling stories....she became a friend. Back then I had no frame of reference for a relationship like that with a woman. My friends were males...not females! She became my very best friend...and remains my very best friend.We have this very special relationship.