Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Importance of Hospitality

In our fast paced world, we sometimes neglect ordinances given to us by God. In an effort to protect our family time we close our door to preserve what small amount of time we have together. Our family is to be our first priority, but not at the expense of serving others in the name of God. This is a ministry our whole family can do together.

I recently found this blog entry on hospitality over at The Purple Cellar:

Romans 12:13: "Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality" and on 1 Peter 4:9: "Show hospitality to one another without grumbling." Susie says that when seeking to have a hospitable heart, there are four primary things to keep in mind:

1) Hospitality isn't based on having the "right" house.
2) Hospitality isn't always convenient.
3) Hospitality isn't always comfortable.
4) Hospitality is always about serving others.

Please go over and read the entire entry here, it is thought provoking. We can all think about a time when we were welcomed into someone's home for a simple meal, but much love. We should all follow that example.
Strive to use your time and home to serve the Lord in this important ministry.

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