Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
I am going to be very honest here, it’s the only way to be sometimes. This stuff is a challenge to me. I struggle with this. I’m not very good at it. I don’t think I’m alone either. Go on, be honest, we don’t mind hanging out with others but we do love our ‘me’ time as well.
Yet, it cannot stay as an excuse. I have chosen to make an effort. To be open. To be generous. To notice others and engage in conversations. In writing, it all sounds a little cold and forced but it’s not.
As I walk with God somethings just become obvious. People are important to God, therefore people are important to me. To behave otherwise is to behave selfishly. I wasn’t saved to live a life like that. Go into the world. Make disciples. Love others. These are the words of Jesus and He is not a nobody to me, He is somebody to me, my Saviour, my Lord and I live to serve Him.
So this is my determination in 2015. Not a promise because I am bound to not get it right all the time. It’s just a new setting for my heart.
Open. Hospitable. Generous. To be obedient to the Word and most importantly, show off my open, hospitable and generous God to the very best of my abilities.
How about you?