n General | Don’t Tip Like an American

In General | Don’t Tip Like an American

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Tipping culture in America is out of control. Put simply, we’re entrenching ourselves in a custom that shortchanges (pun intended) everyone. In contrast, most countries in Europe operate without tipping, so while staff are aware that Americans are prone to tipping, they’re neither expecting it nor depending on it. Instead, use tipping the way we say it works here at home, by which we mean throw a bartender or waiter a few extra euro only when the service is truly exceptional.

In General | Don’t Rush Your Meal

In General | Don’t Rush Your Meal

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On a related note, since waitstaff isn’t working for tips, they’re not focused on turnover and won’t check in on your meal as often as someone might in America. That creates a certain amount of dissonance between the paces of American and European meals. We don’t mean to insult American waitstaff, but the emphasis on tips also emphasizes turnover, which can rush diners. European staff is more focused on doing a good job than a fast one, so relax and enjoy your meal.

LIVING IN THE SAFETY OF HIS PRESENCE


He who lives in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the AlmightyPsalm 91:1(NTL)

Before the coming of Christ, we lived in the bondage sin and burden of the law, both of which has curses that brought a lot of hindrances to all the people on the earth.(Gen. 3:17; Dan. 9:11). Jesus came as the Salvation from God to redeem man from those curses and as a Light that brings revelation to the world. He paid the price for each and everyone of us who would believe in Him to live a life that is free from curses of sin and bondage of the devil. 

  • Jesus took upon Himself the curses of the world when He was crucified on the cross of Calvaryfor it is writtencursed is everyone who hangs on a tree‘” Gal 3:13

The redemption that Jesus gives is salvation from sin, and freedom from its consequences.(John 8:3136). Those in Christ should be alive to righteousness and should no longer live in a manner consistent with the sin of the flesh, but according to the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. The meaning of this is that sin will not have any more power over anyone who decides to live a life of the Spirit in Christ. 

If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousnessRom 8:10(NASB)

  • One of the things that Christ did for us was to restore the relationship with God that was lost because of sin. By the blood of His reconciliation, Christ has made it possible that we can now live in God‘s presence by the indwelling of His Spirit.(John 14:17)

The work of the Spirit is to help us in our daily Christian life, to live in agreement with God’s will, plan and purpose. The Holy Spirit is our all-round Helper up to interceding for us before God and presents to Him any cause of worry we may have even when we do not understand nor state them precisely.(Romans 8:26,27)

On a daily basis, we need to accept to live our life in line with God’s ideas, principles and thoughts as found in the Bible and as impressed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

  • It is to our own interest and benefits to live a life that is yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit. That is the best way to experience the kind of freedom, liberty, joy and peace that can only be enjoyed by Christians becauseas by the Spirit of the Lordwe are transformed into the image of Christ from glory to gloryand where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty2 Cor 3:17,18 (NKJV)

The Bible said in 2 Chro 16:9 thatthe eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him” We should make a firm decision  to live each day in the presence of the Lord and open up our heats to Him, to do His will and be obedient to the leading of His Spirit. That is the only assured way to a life of safety, peace and success.

Amen
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Ike