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Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality

Romans 12:13 (ESV)

I love this video. God has been teaching me a lot about hospitality. It’s one of those spiritual gifts that I feel isn’t my strongest. Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday (mostly because of the food). There is something about people coming together over a meal that has always intrigued me. You see it all over the Bible and how it brings people closer together. I was at my connect group tonight and spent the evening chatting with two new people. One guy had a long history of drug abuse until he found Christ. The other guy was a young kid who just loved to talk. I will admit I was hesitant at first to engage in conversation with both of them because of my own judgmental sin nature. But as I got to know them, I really enjoyed hearing their stories of faith. I hope to have a more hospitable attitude this Thanksgiving season. I am planning on having people over for Turkey day and working at a homeless shelter in the morning. I pray that God uses me and works on my heart to be more hospitable and to show love to those that I come in contact with.

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Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.   Romans 12:13

I’ve been going through a book called The Measure of a Man again. It’s a book on Godly characteristics that make up a man of Christ. After years of doing spiritual gifts tests and reading this book, my lowest gift seems to be hospitality. It’s not that I don’t like to host people, I love cooking and having dinner parties for people. But it still isn’t my strongest gift. So I decided to allow God to stretch me and let a fellow brother in Christ flying into town to stay with me for a bit. The cool thing is I haven’t met the guy yet. After years of allowing others to host me in their own homes, I thought I’d give back in this area. I’m excited to see how God uses me and grows me in this.

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