Saturday, April 21, 2012

Point of View

Dax & Andy

Andy & I have a different point of view about eating.

Andy prefers home cooked meals.  He regularly asks why I watch "Chopped" and never try making those meals.
I prefer eating out.  It's less work.  I ask him why he doesn't play football or moderate newscasts.

Andy prefers eating adventurously.  He'll try a new place---even if it is a hole in the wall.
I am not an adventurous eater.  Mexican food at all my favorite places suits me just fine.

Andy prefers talking to everyone in the restaurant when we enter.  It may take him awhile to make the rounds and then get to our table.
I prefer going to our table and eating quietly.  I'll stop and quickly visit people as we leave.

But tonight (as we went out to eat), I finally saw the most visible difference.  It's been there all along, but I finally saw it..

Andy sees eating out as an opportunity to build relationships.  He gets to know our restaurant's owners/waitresses/cooks names.  He's invited them to our home.  He's gone to their homes.  He's invited them to church.  He's offered to take them places.  He's told them we'll be praying for them.  And tonight...he's going back to the Chinese restaurant to show them pictures of where he's been in Asia.  All with the purpose of leading them to the Lord.

I wish I was more like Andy.  But at least my non-cooking affords him some great opportunities!!


Ronnie said...

That's really great insight Becky! I agree...non-cooking has GREAT opportunities! LOL!!!

As We Are said...

I really see you not cooking as a ministry. I say do it unto the Lord, and do it well :) I love this post! A challenge to see every opportunity as a chance to reach out and love someone.

Kara said...

I'm with Tamra. I LOVE this post. One of my favorites from you. What an eye opener and man I see a lot of my Dave in how you describe Andy. Unreal. what a ministry ;)

Lindsey said...

This is one of my favorite posts! It inspires me to start looking at things through David's eyes. I love Andy! He's a pretty inspirational guy.

Tammy said...

ok Becky,i thought this blog was pretty darn funny! and what an eye opener too. i really thought you were more of the extrovert? how awesome that your hubby never takes any opportunity for granted to reach out.
i think my hubby and i have both come to the conclusion that if we're going to eat, the only decision we have to make is where are we going to? hahahaha