I have recently been thinking a lot about the value of grief and sorrow to a Christian. What do you think? I would love your thoughts on this issue. (Let me clarify: I am not referring to depression.)I have never heard a sermon or read an article discussing this...What are your thoughts on this?Ginnyrose
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=3843]A Call To Anguish[/url]Download and listen to this sermon. I think you will love it.In Christ,Jeremy Hulsey
Two more items on grief as a useful toll in Gods purposes:Weeping between the Porch and the Altar by Leonard RavenhillThreshing- the Lords method by T. Austin-SparksLars W.
Links:[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=225]Weeping Between Porch and the Altar[/url][url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=1401]Threshing - The Lord's Method[/url]-------------------As mentioned, "Anguish" indeed is one that cuts and heals. Lines from this now embedded deeply.[i]"Lord, if you don't help me..."[/i]--------------------Another comes to mind:[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=1865]Finished with the World[/url] Keith Daniel
Ginnyrose,I got this daily meditation today and it really spoke to me about my own sorrow and suffering. It may apply here:--------------------"God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty" (I Cor. 1:27b).To the natural way of thinking, power and weakness are opposites. That is, in order to have power, we must eliminate weakness. The Wisdom of God teaches us differently. This Wisdom tells us that the weak things are chosen to overcome the mighty things, and power works concurrently with weakness. God desires to give you power, but that power only comes through weakness. Any power not obtained through weakness is illegitimate, no matter how spiritual it appears. The only legitimate power is granted to those who have been made weak. Power is birthed in weakness. Many exude a certain "power", but there is not the corresponding weakness. Hence, the power only gives them an occasion for boasting. To remedy this, God has ordained that all who would have His power must first be weakened and made empty - we refer to this as being "broken". The purpose of weakness and suffering is to open the way for His Power. The instrument God uses to weaken us is the Cross. Therefore, the Cross is power through weakness.-Chip Brogden (Back to the Cross)--------------------------------In Him, Chanin
Wow........I just got done reading "Weeping between Porch and Altar" ........ tears in my eyes. What a convicting message concerning my own Christian life as well as the state the confessing Body of Christ is in.........