Topic: Given to Hospitality

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” – Romans 12:13

At women fellowship meetings, I often encourage the women to always be hospitable, both at home and outside the home. One of the women testified of how a visitor came to her house when her husband travelled and all she had was the money he left for housekeep. As such, she did not have enough to give the visitor for transportation fare. She had to sell off some food stuff to be able to provide for the need of that visitor.

Before he left, he made some prophetic declarations and one of it was that God would surprise her. True to his word, the week that followed his visit, God began to visit her home with provisions  financial, material, food stuffs, and other wise. A house that didn’t have enough became a place of abundance, because she gave in to hospitality.

That explains few of the benefits of hospitality. To be hospitable means to be friendly; generous both to strangers and familiar faces. This is one important key in marriage and life in general, because through the Abrahamic blessings that we inherited through Christ, we are called to be a blessing to others.

One of the catalysts for hospitality is brotherly love. That is what makes you want to reach out to others and give them a helping hand even without any prior knowledge of them. It could be expressed through giving a cup of water, a listening ear, a friendly smile, or even just a warm hand shake. It is not really in the amount of what is given, but in how it is given.

Hospitality brings honour and dignity. In fact in my home, we learnt early that hospitality is commended by God and our watchword has been genuine and sincere hospitality brings with it great rewards. So, as you give in to hospitality today, in every aspect of the word; not minding the size of your giving, or the status of the person or group you are helping, you will not miss your rewards in Jesus’ name!

Remain Blessed!

Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.

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