Nick shared this pic this morning teaching on biblical hospitality. I strongly encourage you to go read it. (@nickholden ) It's chockablock full of rich wisdom. Go read his & then come back here as I get transparent for a minute and add a few thoughts from a woman's heart....
Biblical hospitality is not always convenient. It doesn't always fit in our schedules and as busy women & overcommitted mommas we can often say no to some incredibly amazing God appointments... invitations to eternal moments, all because we couldn't work it into our "to-do list" all nice and tidy-like.
That almost happened to me with the Boyd family that you see here sitting around my table. They could not have been passing thru our way on their vacation at a more busier time for me. We had just got back home from an out of town trip, I had our last night of bible study where I served the ladies supper to celebrate, AND I was leaving on another trip the next morning which was the only day that they could come. The easy thing would have been to just chalk it up to bad timing & say it just can't work out. But we persevered to find a couple of hours to all gather around the table together. They actually parked their RV in our yard when they arrived late that night & then joined us for breakfast early the next morning before I pulled out on my trip.
I tell you this not to make you think I'm some kind of great person. I'm so not. For as many times as I make the right choice, there are twice as many times I blow it. I tell you this to say I struggle too but I'm learning to say yes to God when He "interrupts" my day. From the moment this dear family walked through my door I knew this was worth any effort to make it happen. And my goodness, when I pulled out my driveway a few hours later, my heart was beyond full. They blessed me so much.
That's what happens when we open up our hearts and our homes. When we choose to live our lives to bless others rather than impress them, God shows up and His grace shines through and our imperfections are overshadowed by His perfect love. .
Choose God's schedule y'all. His to-do list is so much better. #livingtoblessnottoimpress #honeyandthepreacher