TRYING SOMETHING NEW IN CHRIST

This blog started off in my mind as something to inform John Public about the going ons in the carnival world.  Although I absolutely LOVE carnivals no matter where around the globe, I am not ALWAYS up to date on it all and lets face it, we have Sauce for that.  (THE Sauce of TrinidadCarnivalDiary.com).  So I started to question people, venture out and speak about the things that go on in my mind (oh Lawd), find answers or get more insight through conversations with friends, different peoples experiences, put together what I hear and know, put them all together then try to inform about it all through this blog. I must say, this blog has picked up A LOT from when I started it and am truly grateful.  I do try every day to have a new topic of discussion and for the most part, I do but at times I am human and have nothing. 

 
I had an epiphany today while sitting in church.  Sundays for some is the Sabbath, is a cool down day, a day to just relax, enjoy a word from church, eat a food or to just mentally prepare yourself for the work week ahead.  I will now dedicate my Sunday posts to the Lord.  Whatever I soak up in church, I will try to relay here, in my own words and interpretation.  Some people can not make it in to the Lord's house yet still crave that word and I feel this attempt will be a blessing in disguise.

 
Its ironic that todays message was about the Lord healing people through grief as the life of the entertainer Blazer was ended last Friday morning, right in his hometown of Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. 


Lord Heal Me "Im Grieving"


3 things that should happen
  1. Celebrate the life (of the deceased)
  2. Affirm our hope (in Christ)
  3. Express our sorrow

3 facts about grief
  1. You need to grieve.
  2. You need time to grieve.
  3. You need Jesus to heal your grief 

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
  • John 11:32-37
   It is okay to grieve or to cry, even Jesus did


 

Five stages of the grieving process:
  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Regret
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

The problem is when you get stuck in one of these stages, that happens when you start to believe a lie. The voice of the enemy (Satan) in your head somehow convincing you that it was your own fault, or worse yet God's fault that the deceased is now gone.  Some wounds are terrible but not terminal and that too shall pass. 

  • Isaiah 61:1-3
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13
  • John 11:25-27


How do you heal?
  • Be honest (about how you feel)
  • Face your pain
  • Find a reason for hope (look to Christ)
  • Accept your future
  • Count your blessings
  • Help someone else (God brings you through it to help others)
When the Earth is no more there will be no need to grieve until then, do it the right way.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Revelation 21:4

  Hope this helps.



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1 comments:

  1. yes well do the sunday ting for a month an see how that goes

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