Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday thoughts...

This morning was one of those crazy mornings. I think sometimes the devil knows our weaknesses so we will be all flustered and worn out before we make it through the church doors.

Kevin came home late last night. He had been out of town, learning the ropes of the Upward Bound ministries. Our church is in the process of building a new Family Life Center, with gym space. We are looking towards hosting and being a part of the Upward Bound programs. Anyway, he came hobbling in the house. His gout is acting up again. Ugh! My hubby has a high tolerance of pain, what he still manages to do, while in pain amazes me. So, I said all that to say, it was hard getting him up and around this morning...anyone else would probably have stayed home. Not him. However, he was running a tad late...

Kayla had a friend stay the night. They of course in teeny bop fashion stayed up until 3:00 a.m., or so I'm told. Anyway, we had an extra person to feed and who needed to get ready this morning.

I woke my son up when I woke the girls up. He is usually my "up and ready to go" little man, but not today. I guess spending Friday night with a friend wore him out. I said all of this because as I running to the door, late as a teacher for Sunday School, I find Jordan standing in the hall, in his underwear with bad bead head. He had just got up!!! Thank goodness he was a boy, so he just threw on some clothes, and put his shoes on in the car. Another 10 minutes late...

Did i tell you that I wasn't prepared? Left my book at church, hubby out of town until ten with his church keys...had to "wing it" this morning. Did I tell you that on top of being unorganized I had two extra kids from another class, whose teacher couldn't make it? So, I had four year olds and those going into the first grade. WHAT A COMBINATION THAT WAS!!! Did I tell you...

Actually, my point before I started rambling was simply this: "I wasn't in the mood for "church" this morning. I was tired, flustered, and definitely not prepared for my obligations. Yet, God knew I needed a little encouragement and met me where I was at, with His WORD. Isn't HE awesome like that?!!!

The verse preached on this morning was 1Peter 4:8-10.

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to others, faithfully administrating God's grace in various forms."

Hmmm.... it doesn't get much plainer than that. God, now that you have my attention, I'm listening.

12 comments:

Renee' said...

:( I'm sorry you had a rough day .
Aaaah Huuuuuuugs to you.

Kristin said...

I love your post and your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. It's so nice to meet you too :) I just love it when God speaks to us like that!

He & Me + 3 said...

seems to be our normal Sunday routine. ugh...but then the Lord gives me an extra portion at church. I love that.

Heart2Heart said...

It is so amazing that on those days when everything is going wrong especially when on the way to church, and you're feeling pulled back into the direction of bed, it is during those days, if we follow God's lead and go, we will be the best help to Him and we ourselves will be blessed because of it.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

I love that! He always meets us in His Word of truth!

Thanks for sharing honstly here. You have refreshed us.

Hope said...

Another great post, Mich!

I need to post this verse. I need the reminder of...hospitality to one another without grumbling.

I love the part about love covering a multitude of sins...isn't that wonderful? This is one of my favorite verses for that reason.

♥Hope

Gretchen said...

Yes...I've been there. Battling that same battle on a Sunday morning. Situations are slightly different, but it's a battle.

And you're right. He is awesome like that. As bedraggled as I may feel when I walk into the sanctuary, by the end of the service, I'm always in a different place.

Andrea said...

Praying that GOD will heal and restore your heart giving you peace, comfort, and much love. GOD is using you in many lives...rest in HIS arms!
Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: Prayer request at arise 2 write!

christy rose said...

Yep God is awesome like that! He sure is! :)

Billy Coffey said...

Isn't it a shame that Sundays can be so hectic sometimes? Of course, if there's a lesson you learn along the way, all that rush and stress just might be worth it.

Glad I stopped by here, Mich!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

You know, I've learned that the mornings that I have to drag myself to church, and have to fight an inner battle and FORCE myself to go, are the very moments when I feel the most blessed.

It's as if Satan KNOWS there's something great gonna happen so he tries his very best to keep me away. That actually helps me on those mornings now to think "Oh, I don't THINK SO Devil! You can't keep me home when it must be something GOOD in store!" =0)

Erica

Amber said...

Ugh.

Your Sunday is my Monday. ROTTEN.

But God is awesome like that. No matter what day of the week.

Love you.