Hospitality comes in all shapes and sizes, but it requires the same discipline of making daily deposits to our soul care so we can welcome others with generous hearts.
When I am empty, I struggle to be a friendly, kind-hearted person. This horrendous, ugly person comes out that I don’t even recognize.
Even with a disposition towards hospitality, I still struggle to welcome others into my space, my time and my heart.
Relying on my selfish soul usually looks like this:
👉🏽wanting the conversation to be all about me
👉🏽feeling anxious about toddlers wrecking my home
👉🏽frustrated when folks bring uninvited guests
👉🏽dreading the clean up
All my self-centered tendencies are why I need Jesus. It’s why I fill my core with song, prayer and reading God’s Word.
Sometimes, I will excuse myself to clean dishes or grab something from upstairs to give me space to reset. When bitterness rises up towards serving others then I know I need a moment alone to ask God to reposition my heart.
Relying on Jesus looks more like this:
👉🏽I can be selflessly INVESTED in a conversation to allow the other person to be heard
👉🏽I UNDERSTAND crazy happens with toddlers and my home is to be shared with little people to make memories and messes
👉🏽I GENUINELY live the motto: the more the merrier
👉🏽There’s JOY in creating a tidy space to make a cozier more hospitable environment for my family and friends
How are you making room for God this week so you can make room for others?