A Scripture Verse

Jesus said, "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted", Matthew 5:5, King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

About Our Ministry

Naomi’s Ministry is Christian blog designed to provide encouragement, strength and prayer to individuals who are experiencing loss, grief and recovering from traumatic experiences.

This blog site is to encourage, pray and support persons experiencing a wide range of losses that anyone of us may experience in our lifetime. The parting of a special loved one by death; divorce; the loss of job and financial security; the loss of limb(s) or debilitating illness or disease; the loss of a home or opportunity, are all "losses" and at varying degrees, may catapult you into a grieving cycle or traumatic event. However, we may not be on the road to recovery, if the right resources are not available to give us perspective on our feelings and the changes that happens in one’s life when a loss of any kind occurs. We need courage to grieve and to wait before God for the healing that comes, sometimes, one day at a time.

This is "first" a ministry of encouragement:

Know that what you are going through is normal for anyone who has experienced what you have experienced. Knowing how to go through the process, recognizing when you are grieving and seeking the help you may need will aid in the recovery process.

Know that it is okay that you are hurting. No explanations are needed. Admitting that is a first step toward your recovery. Recovery does not mean that you will forget the one or object of your loss. This also does not mean you will not forget the trauma of your victimization. Emotional healing will allow you to live authentically, freely, victoriously in spite of the event.

Know that you are not alone. Jesus Christ promised never to leave us or forsake us (The book of Hebrews, chapter 13, verse 5). This promise found in the Holy Scriptures is a promise from the Lord Himself that He is always with us, even during our darkest nights. Jesus also said, “I will not leave you comfortless” (The book of the Gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 18).

 Know that “The Comforter will come” (The book of the Gospel of John, chapter 16, verse 7). The Comforter that Jesus Christ is referencing is God the Holy Spirit, (part of the triune Godhead). As you call out to God in faith during this time of tremendous emotional and sometimes physical pain, the Lord will send His Spirit to minister to your mind, body, soul and spirit. He alone can heal the hurts of loss, grief and trauma. The Holy Spirit will wipe away "your tears". Jesus "is willing" to heal you if you but ask and trust Him in the process of recovery.

 Know one day you will be able to smile again. The sun will shine again and you will laugh again. You will have more good days to come. The Lord knows the thoughts and plans he has for you (Jeremiah 29:11), even if you cannot see it in the midst of this defining moment. If you will trust the Lord’s plans for you, you will come through this season, whole and able to continue on in your life’s journey.

Search out a church home or fellowship, grief recovery counselor/support group. Depending on our needs, we may need some assistance beyond what a blog, book or cards offer. Professional help is available. Pray and ask the Lord to direct you to a place of healing and confidentiality. Check out the resources at your church or another Christ-centered congregation. There are also Christian counseling services and grief recovery ministries and support groups that are of great help. Please do not grieve alone.

The time for recovery is NOW. Just like you would go to the hospital’s emergency room if you were physically in need of medical treatment, so during high levels of emotional crisis, you should not wait to seek help or assistance. DON’T WAIT TO GET HELP. This is the time to admit that you are hurting and it is okay.

Keep talking to God the Father, the Father of ALL Comfort. He knows your grief and the journey ahead. Also believe that He loves you even when you are sad. This ministry is reaching out to you with Jesus' love. We are praying for your total healing and recovery.

If you are interested in receiving bible-based books on grief recovery or one of the quarterly bible studies, please write me at:
jesusislord14@outlook.com. Please do not request money - request prayer or a book.

Please include your prayer requests when you write. We love you and we are praying for you.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Jesus is Victor

The older I get the more I realize the price we have to pay to be Christ followers....truly. It is not about being perfect or holier than thou...there is none holier than the Lord. But even God says, "be holy as I am holy". So we should be striving to maintain a lifestyle of holiness; striving to be transformed from within and getting some help when we need to..and knowing that through it all, Christ is the Victor through us and in us. He is the One that gives us victory over our enemies (both human and spiritual); the One that gives us the authority to speak TRUTH to authority; the One that gives us our abilities, talents and gifts so we are to be more faithful to HIM than we are to MAN about how we use those gifts. Bishop Thomas said recently: How many times does God have to prove that He is with you and for you? We can have boldness in Jesus Christ to speak to the issues at hand and to tell the truth and to deal with the vissitudes of this life. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind (1 Timothy 1:7).

GOD KNOWS THE PLANS HE HAS FOR ME AND HIS THOUGHTS AND PLANS ARE GOOD AND NOT EVIL (Jeremiah 29:11). God uses man to speak to us, work with us and assist and support us so we can become whom God wants us to be. But outside of that, we should ever be looking at the Lord because we can trust God's plans; He does not lie; He does not deceive and He does not change. Man changes his mind....and then, if you put your trust in man....your life will be life unstable with the fickleness of fickle, unloyal, sometimey persons....My eyes are on the Lord. I TRUST IN THE LORD......

I am doing reasonably well during this Mother's Day celebration, knowing that this Mother's Day will be a rough one for my mom and for us as we remember our grandmother, Prince Ella Silas. But God is STILL GOOD and God is teaching me that I do not have to be afraid of people; I fear HIM not people. He will give us the victory through every situation. We will laugh and cry at the same time; God will resurrect from every circumstance and God WILL open doors that NO MAN CAN SHUT!!

Do you believe this? I do....I will never wholly trust folks....but I am learning to trust the Lord more to take me through this life and to be my Jehovah-Nissi --The Lord Our Banner.