I really appreciated the timeliness of her message. Tonight Dave is teaching his first (Lord willing) evangelistic Bible study in our home, and so we will be opening our home to people who are virtually strangers to us. I was tempted last night to clean like crazy, but the Lord graciously reminded me that these people are coming to hear HIS WORD, not check under my beds. :) So what if the carpet has a few stains...hopefully it will help them feel more at home here.
"Be hospitable to one another without grumbling." 1 Peter 4:9
Lord, help us to cheerfully open our doors and offer all that we have, because it is Yours anyway.
"distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality." Romans 12:13
Lord, make it the habit of our lives, our natural bent, to serve others and welcome them into our lives. Help those who enter into our home tonight to feel comfortable here, wanted here, accepted here. Take away distractions and use this place to open their eyes to the truth of the Gospel.
Pray for Dave and Jeff tonight, and pray that those who have been invited will come!