Wife of the Lakewood Church Preacher, Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen, presented one of her first televised sermon’s this week with the message, “Your Bags Are Packed.” Joel first told the story about how they met in her mother’s jewelry store 25 years ago .Joel came into the store with the intentions of purchasing a watch battery. Victoria was behind the counter and sold him a brand new watch. As the story goes, she’s been watching his money ever since.
Joel finished the story and turned Lakewood Church’s packed audience over to his wife, Victoria. Also in the front row of Lakewood Church was Joel’s Mother-in-Law to support her daughter. Victoria praised her mother’s wisdom and pushing her to gain knowledge, experience, and confidence.
Victoria’s proud mother had the opportunity to witness her daughter delivering “Your Bags Are Packed” sermon with power, conviction, poise, and confidence. The sermon was uplifiting and encouraging. Victoria encouraged paritioners to move past their fears and to “unpack their dreams.”
Victoria Osteen told the Lakewood Church paritioners that “God creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces” and that each of us has everything we need inside of us to succeed. If you’ve been watching the news and the stories about troubles in the economy from unemployment to foreclosures and bankruptcies, hearing that you’ve got what it takes to be successful can be a great way to spend a half hour of time.
How many people who are reading this article today know and believe that they have “hidden treasures inside of them” and that God has left nothing out that they need? Victoria even gave an example of how coal put under pressure can be turned into a precious diamond. She explained the pressure doesn’t break it, the pressure makes it better.
The Osteens have grown their Lakewood Church exponentially over the last decade and now that Victoria has taken the steps into participating and demonstrating that she can present herself well in front of the camera, we’ll probably see her much more often on our television screens. Now, with two experienced television preachers at Lakewood Church, there’s more expansion ahead.
In addition to getting his wife Victoria more involved in the televised sermons, Joel Osteen has been seen partnering and promoting other church leaders around the country including Pastor Benny Perez of the Church of South Las Vegas. Joel has publicly offered those who attend Pastor Perez’ services a copy of one of his newest best-selling books, “It’s Your TIme.”
Victoria’s most recent book was released on April 12, 2011 called “Love Your Life: Devotions for Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole.” Joel and Victoria’s books are available through all online booksellers including http://www.Amazon.com or directly through their website http://www.JoelOsteen.com