To think she was ready for a unannounced guest. What would you do if someone came knocking tonight? Would you have to run around and hide those things no one should see? Would you have to turn off the TV for the shame of what you are watching? Would you just not feel like talking and maybe not even answer the door? Stop and really think with me for a moment….if an guest came over unannounced what would you do?
- Do you have this gift?
- Do you enjoy having people over?
- Do you enjoy being an encouragement?
- Do you enjoy serving the Lord?
Did the Lord give you a gift of a home that you know you should be using for Him?
We should use our gift of hospitality and be the type of person who have the attitude of an “Open Home”….we then would make others feel welcome. I have spent many hours sharing a cup of coffee or tea with a friend and we have had some life changing moments from it. When we have a friend who needs a hug, a smile, a simple kind word…are you one of the first people they think of?
Do they consider your home a place where they feel like kicking off their shoes, having a cup of coffee, curling up on the couch and sharing their hearts?
My mother always told me that you can never tell when an angle might knock at your door for some hospitality. Have I entertained angles in my home. Just think of that!!!
The gift of hospitality doesn’t mean that you need a fancy home, lots of pretty things, lots of money or fancy food. It is an attitude that you create when people enter your home through the front door ( that means ….yes you need to let them in!).
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
I Peter 4:9 a
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling….
Luke 10:38 b
….a woman named Martha opened her home to Him.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Ladies, I know some of us work out of the home and also need to take care of our homes and family in addition. I know life is crazy with the kids and schedule. But we need to share this gift with each other. It is time to dig out those teacups that grandma gave you, wash the coffee mugs, buy a few items to stash in the pantry to serve when someone pops in. Sweep the dirt off the porch and have the coffee pot ready. You know never know….I might coming popping in on you one day soon for a chat!!!
Come join with me and start a few trend of “HOSPITALITY on the Rise”, make this gift a gift again!
Leave me a comment below and tell me how you have entertained and made people feel welcomed in your home. Let me know if you are willing to join with me and to use this gift that we have been given. I would love to hear from you!!!
Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
Modern Day Working Mama with a homespun twist and a dash of special needs and disabilities – a life of adventure a constant new norm!