”WELCOME” – To receive gladly, received with pleasure, WANTED, longed-for…
Everyone deserves to feel this way!
Welcoming people into your heart, your life, your space and your world is something to ponder on! Some people are social-butterflies, and others, not so much. Is there some kinda ”juggle balance?” Are there boundaries? Does this even matter? Love has no bounds, it is not self-seeking. It does not even matter how you show it, as long as you sow it – others will reap from it, as will you! So … whether you’re a social-lite or a not-so-social-lite 🙂 … you still have something to give.
Romans 12:13 ”Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.”
Contributing to needs doesn’t only refer to financial gestures, or lending a hand, fulfilling the needs of others by also giving of yourself is a far greater gift and honestly a much pricier one at that!
- Use the word: ‘’Welcome’’ as an invitation the next time you hear someone’s having a baby.
- Use the word: ‘’Welcome’’ when your folks pop in for coffee.
- Use the word: ‘’Welcome’’ to show people that you want them to be a part of your day, even just for a few minutes.
- Use the word: ‘’Welcome’’ the next time you walk your hubby through the door after work.
The next time you feel forgotten or too busy to breathe or perhaps you’ve even been down in the dumps lately-
We are received gladly, received with pleasure, WANTED; longed-for by the Most High God. Christ in us is the HOPE of glory. Be that person who offers the same WELCOME Jesus gave you; to others. It’s a wonderful thing isn’t it? The ability and the privilege of giving… The extraordinary power of the love we possess deep within, the lavish WELCOME we can offer anyone and everyone for the sake of Christ who is IN US and FOR US!