Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hospitality Begins In The Home

Summer of 2015

Hospitality is not a suggestion in the bible it is a command.
Maybe you didn't think it was for you, it's for every Christian home.
Don't be afraid to host others, you are missing out on great blessings.

Hello Friends, .
Today, as I thought about these things, I wanted to share them with you.  Hospitality
isn't just for those you invite over.  But it is also being hospitable to your family.

Our Homes Should Be:

1.  A place of  Ministry:
Having Christ the center of each of our lives, working together as a team, focus together on
what the Lord wants for our homes. To love God with all of our whole heart, mind, body
and strength.  To love and encourage each person in your home and to love others.
Out of that will flow a home for ministry.

2.  A helping place: 
 To be an encouragement to our family to grow in the Lord. To care for your home and your families health.  To love our husbands and speak well of him, and love him, as well as our children. As husband and wife teaching the children how they can minister to one another.  Then they will know how to reach out to that special guest.

3.  A Craft place:
A place where we can make, learn and do. That will bless our family, bless our children,
and bless others as well.

4. A place of Worship:
Our homes should be a place where godly wholesome music is listened to and sung. Having
a Praise for the Lord always on our lips.

5. Ladies, we are to speak love and encouragement to those in our homes, with gentle tones.
Allowing the Lord to shine through our speech. As well as, those that God brings into our paths.

Hospitality: Cheerfully, sharing food, shelter and spiritual refreshment with those to whom God brings into our lives. whether it be our spouse, our children, or our guest.

Be inspired, as you first teach your family how to minister to each other, then to others.

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality Romans 12:13


Be Inspired!  I would love to hear from ya!
Teresa


4 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! And true. The only thing is I find I get stuck on just being hospitable to my family. Which is a lovely thing but we are to stretch ourselves for others as well. And not just friends, and such. I have been pondering on this subject and different ways my home can be a light to our family and to others. I also believe your home is a safe haven and it does need proper balance. Constant people in and out would be very overwhelming.

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    1. Yes ma'am that is so true having people over often can be stressful! Some families like to host others every week, while some just every 2 weeks or maybe once a month. The one good thing about hospitality is that there is no rule that says it has to be often. Each person, each family, each home decides how often. What works best for them.

      I couldn't be a host every week, or even once a month. I host every 2-3 months as of now. Because we like being a family and we enjoy the quietness of just us.. Also, I only invite one family at a time when hubby home, during the day I will invite just a couple of ladies from the church. I could not do a crowd of people.
      Each of us as to decide what works best for us, very good comment.

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