Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hospitality

Have you ever thought about what it means to be a good steward in your home?  I've been giving that a lot of thought lately, and to me, it means caring for my home the best I can, making it a comfortable refuge for my family, and being willing to make it a place where guests will feel welcomed.  
Being Hospitable

That hasn't always been easy for me... I was way to self centered to be hospitable (perhaps a little prideful) I mean, it was all about "what will they think of me" or "what will they think of my home"  I finally came to this conclusion...it's not about me...it's about them, so ... 
"Just get over yourself Geneva"  
I've tried to quit worrying about every little dust bunny, or having everything in it's place.  Instead of trying to dazzle with my decorating skills, I try to focus on how to make guests feel honored, welcomed and blessed when they're in my home.  
Believe me, it's much more fun this way.

My teacher was this scripture.

1Peter 4:8-10
8And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." 9Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

If you were here I'd serve you up a good cup of coffee and we'd have a good laugh about how much better my house looks in the evening. 
All the dust just seems to glow in candlelight.

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