Rev. Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew, J.D., M.Div. - Kingdom Builder - Visionary Strategist - Inspirational Writer
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

REST is a Good Promise
Exhaustion Calls for REST. Period.
On Second Thought
The Key to Stay in the REST Zone
Rest AFTER War

Most Popular Posts

Joyful Gyrations! Make Some NOISE!!! - Psalm 100:1
THANK YOU BlogFam! PRE-Birthday Celebration Post - Col. 3:17
#ONEWord - ORDER
Lord, I Pray that YOU Remember me! - Isaiah 38
#ONEWord - DEATH

Categories

#100PoundsOfExcuses
#FREEFlowFriday
#iThrive
#TheAffirmation
#TheSHIFT
2012 End of Year Reflections
3:17
40 Days of Fasting
A NEW DAY!!! 8-1-2012
A Proverb A Day Keeps the Foolishness At Bay
AFTER He Rose!
Best Practices
COPYRIGHT - Permissions Policy
Cover Up!
CROSS-Eyed
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.
Disciples Dos and Don'ts
G.R.A.C.E.
GAIN SOME WAIT!!!
GET A CLUE...About Me
HOME is Where YOUR Heart Is
HOPE & HEALING
HOPE!
INTRODUCTION
Isaiah Reflections
John 3
MY VISION FAST
NEW YEAR, NEW LOVE
NOT SO RANDOM THOUGHTS
ONE WORD
REST. Period.
Saying Goodbye
Starting Over Starting Fresh
STEP OUT OF THE BOAT - Matthew 14
The EIGHTH Day
The EIGHTH Day 2
The Good Samaritan
The KEY of LOVE
The Living Room Christian Fellowship
The POWER to be PERFECT!
The Prayer Bridge
Things We Left On the Mountain!
VISION
Wholesome Habits of Healthy Disciples
WWJD = What Would JUSTICE Do?

Archives

May 2017
April 2017
January 2017
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
January 2014
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011

powered by

Salvation and Stilettos Blog

#TheAffirmation: ALL are Welcome Here!

Greetings!

BlogFam - 
If you know me, you already know that I am NOT inclined to invite myself to tag along and rarely do I assume that I am "automatically" welcome just because I know the person or because the conversation is happening in my presence.  I am just not that kind of person that assumes that an invitation is extended to me on every occasion.  I am clear that there are people in my life with whom I have casual or professional or distant relationships who really are OK with not having me around.  I am NOT offended by this and neither should you be offended.  It really is OK to ignore, turn down, or just not get invited to hang out with certain people or be found at certain places.  

***NEWS FLASH***
Everybody does not want YOU around!  
Everybody does NOT have an open invitation extended to YOU.  
Everybody is NOT OK with how you just invite yourself wherever you want to go, to be with whomever you think you need to be with at that time.  
Friends, I love you so you know I have to tell you the truth!

I have been OK with this for a long time and I have expressed this truth to others in conversations where they really did want to include me.  I have also not shown up places where I was welcome because I was not sure if their "open" invitation was truly "open" to me.  I am OK with all of this, on both sides of the equation regardless of whether I am the one who extends the invitation or the invitee.  

However, there are a few places where I know I am ALWAYS welcome, no matter the day, time, month, or season.  I am always welcome at home.  I can ALWAYS go home...and a few other places that are like home for me.  This is such a great feeling.  I pray that you have the same feeling about wherever "HOME" is for you.  There is such a feeling of peace and security knowing that my mama and my daddy are happy to see me coming and that my room is always ready to receive me.... at least it is after I move a few of my mama's hat boxes or possibly her Sunday suits out of the way. LOL!  Every time I go home my parents hug me and smile and tell me they love me and for that I am so grateful!  Friends, I can always go home.  What about you?  Where is "home" for you?  How does it feel?

There is one other place that I "visit" every Sunday that reminds me of going "home."  It is the place where ALL are welcome to receive love, grace, and forgiveness.  It is the place where we remember Christ.  It is the place where we remember his life, death, burial, and resurrection.  It is one of the places I feel most welcome and the place where I celebrate the presence of God in my life.  It is the place that I pause to examine myself every week and ask God to forgive me for ALL of my sins.  It is the place where God says YES to me every Sunday and I am never pushed away, ignored, dismissed, taken for granted, or UN-invited....  I am so THANKFUL to God for this glimpse of heaven on earth and for this moment of Holy Communion.  I am welcome.  You are welcome.  ALL are welcome here...AND

At the Table of the Lord
we celebrate with thanksgiving
the saving acts and presence of Christ.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
ALL are welcome here!!!

GOD LOVES YOU and I DO TOO!
Delesslyn
Follow Me On Twitter @AudraSunshine or @SpiritedConcept


0 Comments to #TheAffirmation: ALL are Welcome Here!:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint