The book of Acts opens and closes in a home. Homes are so important to the work of the kingdom of God. Dr. Cho, pastor of the world’s largest church located in Seoul, Korea, was asked the question, “Where is God’s address?” His answer was that God’s address is our address. In other words, God lives inside you and me (Gal. 2:20). Wherever you live, wherever you are, that is where God is. There are people who will not feel free to go to a church meeting, but they will talk to you about spiritual things while sitting in your house eating a meal or playing a game with you.
Romans 12:13 tells us to “practice hospitality.” Hospitality is a biblical principle of cheerfully sharing food and shelter and spiritual refreshment with those that God brings into our lives. 1 Peter 4:9 tells us, “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
You may think, “My home is not nice enough to invite people in.” Be assured, when people come into your home, they will sense the presence of God because He lives in you—they won’t care about your house. When my wife, LaVerne, and I were first married, much of our hospitality was in a tiny mobile home. We had people coming in and staying overnight, eating with us and praying with us, and they did not care that it was small. Expect the Lord to use your home, no matter what size, to build His kingdom.