From Busy to Blessing – Reverse Hospitality

I’ve stolen this phrase from a friend, because I love it! I love welcoming people into my home. I’ve somehow managed to get over the fact that my house needs to be perfect to entertain {this has only been by God’s grace and 4 kids}. I have yet to decided whether this is a good thing or not; I fear I may have become too lax in this department now.From Busy to Blessing Reverse Hospitality @JessicaMWhite.com

If you feel that you just can’t imagine welcoming people into your home, for one reason or another, this is for you. Do something that brings the hospitality directly to them; absolutely no effort on their part. This is reverse hospitality; when you seek to bless those around you in their own homes.

What does this look like, though?

  • How about sending a card to a friend you haven’t seen in a while.
  • What about calling a friend one morning and telling them you’ll be dropping dinner off that night.
  • Going around your neighborhood and delivering treats.
  • Heading to a party: HELP the hostess!
  • Offering to clean someone’s home.

“Whoever brings blessings will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”
Proverbs 11:25 ESV

These are all ideas of Reverse Hospitality. They are ways in which you can reach out to others. Using your busy work, to bless them. These don’t even have to be things that you’re taking time to intentionally do. You’re already cooking dinner, so make a bit extra, stick it in the freezer and leave it there until you need a meal to pass along, whether to a friend or member of your church. The same thing with baked goods.

 

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Jessica

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