This summer the small groups at our church have been going through a book called, “The Simplest Way To Change The World,” by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements. The tagline of the book is “Biblical Hospitality As A Way Of Life.” The main point as you can get from the tagline is that we need to make hospitality a way of life so that we can reach our neighbors and those in our spheres of influence for Christ.
The amazing thing about this book is the fact that as I read it, there were no mind blowing new concepts that I had never heard of before. It’s all simple practical advice from a Biblical perspective on the need to reach others for Christ through hospitality. Yet, with the simplicity of the advice and easy to read writing style, I found God really convicting me about how I do hospitality with those around me.
While my home is not anything extravagant, I often do view it as my refuge and place of just getting away from the world. After a long day, sitting by myself in the recliner watching TV sounds so good to me. However, my home is a gift and a tool that God has given me to invite my neighbors and the students we work with into, to build relationships, and share the Gospel. It’s a tool to use for building up and encouraging fellow Christ-followers.
One of my favorite chapters had to do with how we can do hospitality within the rhythms of our lives. There are certain things we are already doing on weekly, monthly, and even annually that we can invite others to be a part of. All we have to do is invite!
If you are looking for a book that will help you reach those in your neighborhoods and circles of influence, I definitely recommend you check out “The Simplest Way To Change The World.” It really is simple Godly advice that can help you make a huge impact for Christ.