God’s Word: Acts 28:10-31
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
To invite someone into your home is an act of acceptance. It means you desire to spend time with them—they matter. That is one of the highest compliments you can pay to a person. Aren’t you honored to be invited to another’s home for a meal? And then, add to this equation that I take your treatment of others personally. To prepare your home and a meal for another is the same as doing it for Me. Sweet fellowship takes place around the dinner table. Sit and linger and soak up the mutual sharing.
Sharing a meal together means sharing in each other’s passions. What passions do you have to share? Don’t be too eager to talk about yourself. Inquire into the passions of your guests, show genuine interest in what interests them. Let them talk and they will love you. Use opportunities as they arise to speak about My love and concern for them. Be a blessing to your guests that reaches beyond the bounds of earthly concerns. Let the beauty of Jesus shine forth in your concern for them and their concerns. They will never know how much Jesus cares for them unless you genuinely care for them.
Relationships are the glue that binds mankind together. Nowhere are relationships cemented as well as around the dinner table in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Don’t worry about what you will serve but who you are serving—for I will be there with you. Let your meal preparations by done as an act of worship—not as a burdensome chore. Your attitude makes all the difference in the world. Yes, you can even peel potatoes in a worshipful attitude. Aren’t you glad you have potatoes to peel? Some don’t and wish they did. There are no menial tasks when you are doing them as an act of service to another.
God’s Question: When is the last invitation you gave to dinner?
God’s Promise: You are My comforter to a world without hope.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for this beautiful way to serve for You.
I am Sorry I don’t do this more often.
Thank You for reminding me of the blessing in sharing a meal.
Please Help Me serve You by serving others.