Hospitality Field Trip Refreshes and Teaches
Being hospitable, which the dictionary defines as
“given to generous and cordial reception of guests,”
is something Christians are commanded to do. . . “
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4:9 (New International Version)
Sunday morning in my small group we read and prayed through I Peter 4. Verse 9 speaks about hospitality. Yesterday afternoon, God arranged a field trip to illustrate (to me) what hospitality looks like. I was invited (along with three others) to share Sunday lunch with E and R.
E & R’s cordial reception and fond treatment of us refreshed my spirit and the generous, lovely meal refreshed my body. I was feeling so happy that at one point I burst out, “I love being spoiled.”
I bet you do too.
Lord, help me to be on the look out to offer hospitality more often. Help me to spoil others!
I want to do this. I even think about it. Unfortunately, I let things interfere with the carrying out of my plans.
Things that hinder me:
- Too tired
- Messy home
- Too much to do
- Didn’t think about it
- Didn’t plan my schedule well
Thanks E & R for allowing me to have a field trip to your home and for your great example.
GOAL: This week I want to have someone in my home so that they’ll leave refreshed. Since I don’t work for my b-i-l on Friday, I’ll invite someone over for that afternoon.
Your Turn . . .
- What hinders you?
- Most importantly, how have you overcome these?
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