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By USA Missionary Mildred Brush
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is
the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and
when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21).
The Lord has faithfully shown me the way He wants me to go by using background,
His Word, needs, circumstances, and strong conviction in my heart. The steps of
a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way (Psalm 37:23).
When we let the Lord order our steps, He leads us in delightful ways.
One of the delightful ways in which the Lord has led me is in the area of hospitality.
First Peter 4:9 tells us to use hospitality one to another without grudging. How can
we begrudge being hospitable when there are so many blessings connected with it?
First, it was my good fortune to grow up in a home where people were always
welcomed. Sometimes relatives lived with us. Our childhood friends were always
welcomed, and they loved coming to our house. If someone happened to drop in
just at mealtime, he was always invited to share the meal with us. That upbringing
has been invaluable in the ministry.
Second, His Word says we should be given to sincere hospitality. Of course, that
precludes using good discretion. The Apostle John said that to give hospitality
Pray for the salvation of Cathy
(center), a widowed neighbor,
who often spends time at my
house. To Cathy’s left is BIMI
Missionary Debbie Guimon
who makes my home her
headquarters when she is on
furlough from Uganda.