Tuesday, July 12, 2011
And you know? Something's gotta be going okay. Because, they keep coming back. And I love it!
One of the things I'm passionate about is hospitality. I may not be from the "Real South" but I delight in that Southern Hospitality Charm that characterizes a lot of southern states (though why FL has taken a culture of its own and decided not to take on the culture of "The South" is beyond me!).
I believe it is so very important for every homemaker to practice hospitality as per Biblical Instruction.
"The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." --1 Peter 4:7-11
I find it interesting that as Peter admonishes the Church to "offer hospitality without grumbling" at the same time he speaks of the end times ministries. Hospitality is a lost art that must be refound in the homes and heart of godly women.
My God is a good God who loves to give good gifts. And the more I give, the more I become like Him. Scripture is clear in instructing us to practice hospitality. It is also clear in showing us how Faithful, Good and what a wonderful Provider He is!