Last Sunday, Bain left early to play golf. I was getting the boys ready for church. Both boys (fully dressed in church clothes) flopped on the floor and were whining about how they didn’t want to go. It had been a long week and I quickly gave up. I told each boy to go to his room and think about all the blessings God had given him.
I walked downstairs and was so frustraited. As I sat down on the couch, I turned on the TV. I thought I would just veg out for a few minutes. After one news show ended Joel Osteen came on the TV. I thought to myself, should I just change it and continue with news?? As I was thinking this he started speaking. I was quickly captured by his powerful message. A few things stuck with me and have been helping me all through out the week.
“We are all works in progress, none of us are complete.” I know I’m a work in progress, I hope not to be judged too harshly on days like last Sunday when I just didn’t have it in me to argue with the boys and get to church.
“Cover them with love”
I could use this right away with my whiny boys… I covered them with love. I also used this fifteen times during the week in all different circumstances.
I felt like Joel’s sermon was crafted for me specifically. I was able to draw on it multiple times this week. Although I miss his sermons a lot because of going to church it is comforting to know that such a gifted preacher is on TV for those times when I can’t peel my two boys off the floor.