Opening up your home can be quite an ordeal. Making sure every couch cushion is straightened and fluffed, lighting the last-minute candle to cover yesterday’s leftovers , and putting extra toilet paper rolls underneath the guest bathroom cabinet fill the busy host’s to-do list. While it’s a lot of work, a clean and prepared home makes our visitors feel comfortable and welcome.
But as you plan to host, consider more than simply your hallway dust bunnies. What if you paused to prepare your heart? Casual conversation over a clean-swept floor is not the goal of hospitality. Our hospitable homes should offer more.
Would you greet your visitors this season with an open door and an open heart?
While you share that slice of pumpkin pie, dig in. Ask real questions and, even harder, give real answers. While your house may be perfectly presentable, be willing to offer a glimpse into the ongoing maintenance God is doing in your heart.
Ever Thine Home has an easy, practical way to get the conversations started. The Enter His Courts bamboo floormat is imprinted with biblical truth to warm your walkways. Place it in front of your kitchen sink or as a welcome mat on your front porch to set the tone of thanksgiving and praise this holiday season.
As hospitable a host as you might be, when your family and friends are in your home this season remind them that there is an even better invitation with their name on it. The King is waiting for them to RSVP with offerings of gratitude. He is quite the approachable King, waiting to warmly welcome us through His gates with a wide smile, glistening eyes, and familiar hug.
If we are invited to approach the high throne of grace with confidence in the depths of our hearts, you and your guests can feel confident to also “enter his courts with praise” together as you share in holiday festivities.