By Layton Dutton Associate Pastor of Youth Calvary Baptist Church Evart As a waiter you have one main purpose, to serve the customer. If you serve them in the right way then you will normally receive some monetary compensation for your efforts. When I was working as a waiter there were times the owner himself would come in and want to be served a meal. At those times I ramped up my service. I would smile a little brighter. I would be a little more pleasant. I would deliver the food a little bit faster. This was the boss and I wanted to please him even more than most. One thing I never did as a waiter, however, is to tell the boss to serve me. I never said, \u201cHey, why don\u2019t I sit here at the table while you go in the back and fix me something to eat. I\u2019ve been working hard today. I think it\u2019s your turn to serve me.\u201d That would be crazy! Yet, many times, that\u2019s exactly what we do with God. We look for God to serve us. We expect Him to bring us exactly what we order and nothing less. Then we get angry with Him when He doesn\u2019t deliver the way we expected. We threaten to take away His tip \u2013 going to church, reading the Bible, praying, ministry, etc \u2013 if He doesn\u2019t deliver the way we want. How foolish of us! 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says this, \u201cYou are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.\u201d I don\u2019t own God; God owns me. I am not alive so He can serve me, but so I can serve Him. When I serve God it isn\u2019t a like a tip for a waiter, it\u2019s like delivering dinner to the owner. It\u2019s serving the one who controls whether or not I have a job. God is the One who gives me life and allows me be on this earth. I need to serve Him. And if I want something then, like a boss, He isn\u2019t entitled to give it me. He may bless me with what I desire or He may, being the Owner and the One who knows what is best for His place of business, decide to give me something else or nothing at this point. It\u2019s up to Him. He is God and I am His servant. How are you treating God \u2013 as your waiter or as your owner?