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1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
How hospitable are you? How open are you to “little interruptions” in life?
It is incredible how much things have changed over the years! When I was growing up, it was a common thing for friends and family to just drop in! How often does that happen to you now? Do your friends or relatives feel as though they can just drop in at your house? I have to admit that part of the reason this is on my mind is because Bill and I had some dear friends do that the other day! Bill had just come home and was sitting and relaxing and I had been working on the faucet in a tub in one of the bathrooms half the day and homeschooling Abby and had just started preparing dinner, so things were not “perfect” at the Scott house! It was awesome! What a refreshing break! I made some coffee and tea and we sat and talked and laughed, it was wonderful! After they left, it made me stop and think that, that is what is missing so often in our lives today! We are missing the important, unplanned interruptions in our hectic, crazy lives! As a result we miss out on some of the best fellowship! Do you ever have “company” just drop in or are all of your “events” scheduled? Does your house have to be perfect in order to have someone over? I think we easily get too caught up in having to present that “perfect” front and we are missing out!
The same is true with your walk with God! Are you open to His unplanned interruptions in your life or does He always have to be squeezed in to your schedule? Do you allow Him to speak into your life or are you too busy telling Him what you need Him to do? Ouch! I think we all do that at times because we get too caught up in our circumstances and we miss out on what He has to say. Sometimes those interruptions are for things you need to pray about or people you need to pray for and you certainly don’t want to miss out on that! Sometimes those interruptions may be something as simple as His putting something beautiful in your path that He would love to have you just stop and enjoy it for a moment. Don’t miss out on that fellowship with Him because you are just too caught up with life! Slow down! Pray today and tell Him that you would welcome Him to interrupt your day! Ask Him to open your heart and mind to those things when He does! Sometimes we are so used to just blazing through our day and not seeing Him in it that we have to retrain our brains! Ask Him to make it obvious to you! He loves you and would love to walk through life with you on a whole new level of fellowship if you will invite Him in to your every day! The best is yet to come!
“Life begins when you do!’ ~ Hugh Downs