Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hospitality & Who to Invited



 Keep a prayerful heart and seek God's leading when you host. In all things we need to be wise. Be careful about inviting ones who are forward and flirtatious.  You have a marriage that is more important to protect than to host someone who could tear your marriage apart.  This is why we must go into prayer and seek His will for our homes.

I have invited ladies and their children over from my church for food and fellowship at lunch-time. When we build relationships in our churches, we are building a stronger church. This promotes unity in our churches.

We have hosted a missionary family in our home. I am all about keeping things simple, instead of spending a lot money on groceries, and spending all day preparing it.  We simply took them out to a local restaurant to eat. It ended up being cheaper than buying groceries would have been. Afterwards, we invited them back to our home for dessert and coffee.  They blessed us so much when they shared all their stories with us. I love talking missionaries, they are so encouraging.

Hosting an elderly couple will be a blessing to you as a young couple. You will see a couple who has been married for decades. You will notice how they still love each other after all these years. You will notice how they love to have fun together. They will end up discipling you, and they will show you true hospitality.

Hospitality:
To a stranger: I was a stranger and you took me in.
To someone who is hungry: I was hungry and you fed me.
To someone who needs clothes: I was naked and you clothed me.
To the missionaries who gave up everything to reach others.
To the Lonely, and to the hurting.  God is asking us all to  "be my hands, be my heart, and my voice."

Even Jesus himself showed hospitality without a home, and he fed five thousand. 

Be inspired,
Teresa

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hospitality & Time



 Each of our homes and  lives  are busy.  Even with all the modern conveniences, it is hard to find the time to host others.  How do we find the time to host someone or a family in our home?

Each home and family will be different in how often. There are those who love to have someone over every week, or maybe every two weeks.  However, there are those who can only host once a month or every once in a while.  It is up to you on when and how often.

I believe that more then ever God is calling us all to simplify our lives.  The biggest distraction in our lives is busyness.  We are simply too involved with too many things, not only that, but we have acquired to much stuff in our garages, and in our homes that robs us of our time.  I am reminded of a verse in the Bible, that speaks of " laying up our treasures in heaven, not upon this earth."  Do you want to know how to touch God's heart? Simply be a giver to missionaries.  Missions is God's heart;  we have found this to be so true in our church.

Did you know that busyness is one of the devil's tactics? He likes to keep us so busy that we can't find the time to pray, to read, to go to church, and to find the time for our family. By keeping us distracted with our phones, with the internet, and with social media.  We need to say no to a lot of things out there.

O how we need to have a refreshing in our souls with the Holy Spirit once again.  A fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit will help you to focus on the things of the Lord, and it will give you a hunger to read and pray once again.

What hospitality could look like? Taking food to someone in need at their home and spending time with them is hospitality.  Buying someone a hot meal, or buying them a night in a motel is hospitality.
Paying for an elderly couple's who you don't know meal at a restaurant is hospitality.

Being His hand extended.
 Teresa


Monday, March 27, 2017

Hospitality As A Women



As a women, our hearts should reflect the heart of Christ
by living our lives day to day in Christ's love and in His Word.
Not only read His word, but to live out the word in our homes.

The home reflects the heart of the woman.
Our family needs to see that sweetness
and grace in our hearts and in our speech.
Hospitality in our homes, teaches our children
how to serve others, and care about others.

As woman we need to inspire, and encourage our
husbands, to be that godly man.
There is nothing more powerful than to see
our husbands being a leader, a protector, 
and being full of God's Spirit leading his home.

Keep your home simple with grace.
Keep your home organized, it's okay if your home
gets disorganized occasionally, but we must
bring it back into order after a short period of time.
God is a God of order, and He wants us to be ready to serve others.

When God sends someone into your path 
to show them biblical hospitality, you will be ready.

Be inspired, Teresa