Friday, November 1, 2013

Growth

Over the pass year, really going into the second year for some, alot of my friends have lost someone in their life VERY dear to them. From the loss of a parent, mother and/or father to the loss of a child, it's my hope that anyone walking through such would take this time as a time of growth. Through your healing can bring you such great measure about life...healing...spiritual growth...

Recently in an effort to help a friend who lost her father, I went to the local bookstore to search for grief books for her and I both. For me to help to know more about the process of grief, I've been there, I know what it's like first hand loosing my father when I was 20 years old, but I am not familiar with it from the other side.

One of my passions in life is to be there for others, meet them right where they are in their life, taking them by the hand as they walk through to the other side. Because we all know times come up and there is hope. We do get through things. As the hands and feet of Jesus, I want to be that friend thats there for them. Now I might not always know what that looks like or how to handle that but I know He will equip me each time.

So the book I came up with about grief is Grieving God's Way by Margaret Brownley. I usually try to go for something that my mind can understand, that I can relate to and that I can translate.

I encourage you that no matter what stage of grief your in take time for yourself to move forward each day and gain the full knowledge of grief for a true spiritual growth opportunity.... God calls us to grow right where we are, not when we get things in line or when we straighten ourselves up.

A life of spiritual growth is of a Christian life. Grow in the knowledge of God's word:

Colossians 1:10 so that you may live in a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in everyday: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

Mature: Ephesians 4:13 until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measures of the fullness of Christ.

Here's the link to Grieving God's Way on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Grieving-Gods-Way-Lasting-ebook/dp/B0078FABJU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383312575&sr=1-1&keywords=grieving+god%27s+way

It's also available on iTunes, print and also available in audio.


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