I’m Going Anyway Because
After waking up early from a very painful nights sleep I was very disappointed that I couldn’t go with my wife to my son’s band competition. God has now given me permission and a second wind. You see, I know in my heart that I’ve preached to others in much worse shape than I am today. Even when I didn’t feel I could walk another step or keep my eyes open. I’ve missed very few Sundays preaching back to back messages over my past three year health battle.
So, I’m going to this Lower State Band Competition. Why? Because my family is supposed to be my first ministry. Why? Because I would rather my son say I’m a good father over being told I’m just a good preacher. Why? Because this is my last chance to do this with him since he is a senior and I’ve not been to one competition so far this year. Why? Because family matters most according to God’s word.
Listen whether you’re a preach or the president a man is called to love and lead his family. Outside of our example, I believe just being present in our kid’s lives is very important. I’ve been to most things throughout the years. But, my health has stolen many precious moments the past few years. However, the devil won’t be stealing today’s opportunity to see my son march and for him to know he is worth the extra effort. Here is some of what the Bible says an overseer of God’s church must make priority. So, with God’s blessing I’m out of here.
“ He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) (1 Timothy 3:4-5)