TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday
Hospitality and Having ALL We Need.
When I hear the word HOSPITALITY I think of June Cleaver: an incredibly sweet, well-put together woman whose house is always in tip-top shape, and who is ready, able, and willing to serve any and all guests, even if they might be surprise ones.
Some of my fondest memories as a child were dinners at my grandmother’s house. I can recall the smell of the home cooked meals she’d prepare with love, the conversation around the dining table, and my grandmother’s deep satisfaction of watching her family gather together. She cared about making her guests feel welcome
We all want our homes to be a place where delicious food and much laughter abound. We enjoy making all who enter feel welcomed loved and refreshed.
Most days I'm lucky to get a simple casserole on the table before bedtime, and no, the house will not be spotless but I hope that guests will feel welcome at my house anyway! I love company and enjoy the time spent with others. Most people to do not visit in order to see your house, they come to see YOU.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we really do have everything we need. When change comes and stress builds, we feel like there are so many expectations being placed on us. It’s easy to start to panic and think that we can’t make it through with the resources we have. Once we survive the rough times, though, we can easily see that God is there, satisfying every need we have.
If you are like me you even have more than is needed. I have a house full of stuff that is no longer wanted by anyone or used by anyone. Clearing out things around my house is an on going project. On going because I rarely want to do it. I simply don't relish going through everything and tossing it out.
You've probably heard of the Law of Attraction. Well all sorts of thingama jigs and do dads have attracted their way right to my house.
Seriously though, I really do believe that when we pray for our daily bread that is what we receive. I am blessed to have everything I need each day. I'm not talking about a fancy house, or a new car, or designer clothing. I'm talking about the basics. Food, clothing, shelter and a 10 year old car.
I know that everything I have is a gift from God and I'm satisfied with what I have and have no high hopes for anything super sized. Now if I can get rid of some of the extras, I'll really have only what I need.
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
"On Ya' - ma