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One day I went to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with my wife and son. We liked the Colonel’s food (I especially liked the coleslaw) and looked forward to our meal. As we sat down I spied a man sitting alone in the corner booth. For some reason, he seemed nervous and out of place; perhaps even homeless (although he was not dressed particularly bad.) I felt my heart go out to him. We ordered our meals and sat down to wait for our food to arrive. I noted that the man I had seen was still sitting at the booth without being served and I felt in my spirit that I should buy him a meal.

I try make it a practice to ask our Father what I should do in such situations so I prayed, “Father, should I buy this man a meal”. God answered and said, “no, wait a minute”. So I obeyed and stayed seated until our meals were ready to be picked up. When called to the counter I was handed 4 meals instead of three. I said, “Excuse me, but I only ordered three meals.” The server said, “oh sorry, our mistake but just take the extra one if you want”. I thanked her and took our meals to our table and then took the extra one to the man sitting alone at the corner booth. I said, “excuse me, but we have an extra meal would you like it?” He appeared shocked but said, “God bless you” gratefully accepting the meal.

I have learned through experience that by listening to the still small voice of God we can minister to others in the exact way and at the exact time they need to see Him. Through obeying that simple command I not only blessed someone else but saved the cost of an extra meal too! The treasure that we have to give others is “God in us” and when we allow Him to reveal himself through us we can bless others. I do not remember much about the food I ate that day but I will always remember how my Father gave a hungry man a meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken.