Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Gospel Message was found in Chocolate Chip Cookies
Heb 13:1 Continue to love each other.
Heb 13:2 Don't forget to show hospitality to believers you don't know. By doing this some believers have shown hospitality to angels without being aware of it.
Hospitality. We are called to show it. We as women are especially gifted by God to do that very thing.
Tonight I got to take a dozen, homemade chocolate chip cookies to to new family that had visited the church for the first time last Sunday. I was able to show hospitality. And it was wonderful.
I watched as God used this simple gesture of hospitality to show care from His Body. The new family was so thankful and amazed that someone would do that for them. They were touched not by me, but by Jesus.
I am most joyful when I allow myself to be used by Jesus to spread His love. I have so many opportunities to do that if I will just take them!
God puts people in our path everyday that he expects us to touch. He wants us to use our gifts to show His message of love and salvation.
We are so busy that we let many chances to touch people slip by. Let's free up some time.
15 min at Walmart to buy cookie mix
5 min to mix up
11 min to bake
5 min to cool
5 min to wrap
1 min to write note
30 min to travel there and back
Total= 1 hour 12 min.
Considering Jesus took time to :
Leave heaven and come to Earth - 33years
Die on the cross for my salvation- approx 3-4 hours
Supply my needs everyday- 24/7
Can I carve out an hour to show His love to someone else?
If I want to Chase His Heart I will!
I am committing to spend less time on myself, and invest more time in other people. it is the only way they will come to know Jesus.
How about you? Have some gospel cookies to bake?
By the way, a nice bonus from this; a house that smells like fresh baked cookies!
A sweet aroma indeed!
Chasing Their Hearts,