Saturday, May 28

Tag: hospitality

Personal Life

Come on, and the rest!

You prepare a TABLE before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; MY CUP RUNS OVER. Psalm 23:5 In the Valley An incredible verse right in the middle of the valley of the shadow of death.  At the worst moment of the year, at a crisis point of the week, when the huge contract has been lost to a competitor, when a family member has been terminally diagnosed ... God makes a huge promise.  He provides a banquet and an overflowing cup.  "Right there I am with you"  How is He with us? Around the Table Fellowship around the table, eating with good friends is one of the greatest defenses against the enemy.  It reminds us of the goodness of God in times of crisis.  It brings light into the soul.  God builds His Church full of people we can do life with.  He gives us pe
Personal Life

Hospitality

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:7-10 Here Peter is being extremely sober. He is thinking of the most challenging of times. He is thinking of the end.  What he highlights as critically important might be surprising as the remarks that he really wants left with his readers: 1. Be devoted to prayer - well maybe this is less surprising, we should always be vigilent in prayer. Prayer should not be that which we turn to in times of need or when in trouble. rather develop a