In today’s world,
there are so many challenges, pressures and delusions.
Hearts are often heavy all about us.
I have found that entertaining is one good way of alleviating
some of the pain in the lives of others.
Do you host for entertainment?
My dictionary defines entertaining as “diverting and amusing.” I disagree. Entertaining also has a ministry element, a helping, an assisting, an encouraging piece oftentimes.
Unmet needs are sometimes met in hosting someone, in welcoming them unconditionally into our homes.
I get a kick out of knowing that there is hope, joy, and encouragement just by bringing someone into my home. Sharing is
a way to assist someone who is lonely, to lift spirits, to minimize life’s hurts.
This is the third in a series of
Blue Willow Cottage blog posts
about entertaining regularly in the home,
I hope to encourage and inspire others
to open their hearts and homes to others with love and joy.
It is rewarding, and FUN!
A matter of prayer
This month, I have actually made Hospitality a matter of prayer! I want to use the Cottage to minister to the needs of others. I believe the LORD gave the little home we live in to us purposefully,
BUT it is actually HIS. All of our “things” are God’s. It seems to me that the family who does not show hospitality has lost a great opportunity. I do not wish to lose out on my chance to reap rewards in this way!
We can “flavor the community” with salt in this manner, by practicing sharing and giving.
And yet, “Hospitality” does not necessarily mean always having parties, showers, and dinners. It is more than that.
Hospitality means sharing
with those in need