My House is Your House

… choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15, ESV).

Shannon sat in her women’s group meeting, listening to the week’s announcements. Near the end, the speaker paused. “We also have a special request this week. As many of you know, Cammie is moving so we can no longer hold the tween’s meetings at her house. I hope that someone will volunteer a space for Thursday nights.”

Shannon thought of her tiny living room. Cammie had a spacious home out in the country. Of course, she could easily share her living space once a week.

“My home is teeny, God,” she prayed, “I’m not sure what good it will do to volunteer.”

As the meeting finished, Shannon thought again about the need for a girl’s night. Then she remembered the story of the child with five loaves and two fish. She took a deep breath and hurried up to the group leader. “It’s not much, but I’m willing to share my living room once a week.”

Discipleship isn’t just about how much you have or how big your home is. It’s about sharing the resources God has entrusted to you. That might look like sharing your tiny living room with a group of hungry pre-teens, or it might mean welcoming the neighborhood kids into your backyard. It’s not about what you have—it’s about what God can do with it!

God, I want to focus on discipleship this month. Help me lean into You and live out my faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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