Sharing God’s Love & Tex-Mex Lasagna

Last night we spontaneously invited some people over for dinner.

I made a big, 13×9 pan of Tex-Mex lasagna, and at 5:00 when I looked at that big, ol’ thing I decided we needed to share it. Three people joined us, and we had a great evening. Our kids were goofy, conversation was lively, and leftovers were sent home with the guests. And all the food I made was not only edible but yummy, so that’s a plus.

The best part was how seamlessly it happened.

I know it doesn’t always work like that, but I’m thankful that I could easily invite people over without stressing too much about the details. I will confess to suddenly worrying that the food was going to be awful and spot cleaning my rather dirty floor. But I’m glad I thought about asking people to come and then quickly followed through on the idea.

That's part of living in community for me.

I wish I responded more quickly other times I have a prompting to do something. I think God puts some ideas in our heads that need to be followed through right away to see their full potential. And I’m not very proactive about anything, so that’s something I’m always working at.

I want to share God’s love with the people around me. Actively following those little promptings helps me share his love, and it means I’m willing to do what he asks, when he asks it.

And following his lead creates these little, everyday miracles.

Like last night.

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5 comments on “Sharing God’s Love & Tex-Mex Lasagna

  1. Dad (Stephen Sands I) says:

    Thanks for sharing this story. I agree that community should be this easy. It isn’t always but I like when it comes together like that!

  2. Sara says:

    You are SO right! Thanks for the nudge!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I like that you call this an everyday miracle. I often feel a nudge and just don’t feel like doing it! But when I do, I rarely regret it.

    Good reminder!

  4. Katie says:

    Kelsie! That’s wonderful! We do this all the time: I’ll make dinner not realize the final product could feed an army. Unfortunately, most of our last minute invitations don’t get accepted because people are busy. Maybe I should work on being more proactive or actually look at the serving amount on the recipe 🙂

  5. Dad (Stephen Sands I) says:

    Great post Kelsie, It seem ironic that you living in a foreign country, in a new community and friends coming and going find it easier to do that we do who have lived so close to our neighbors for so long. Thanks for being a good example to us.

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