The waters of grief have many navigational obstacles that desire to swallow us whole covering the glory God desires and deserves. These waters if allowed will end us as no more than a passing thought never to be thought of again. But through the power of the Lord we will not be swallowed up but will live in eternity victoriously walking with our Lord and Abba Father.
Navigating the seas of grief after the death of a loved one destroys true North on our compass with its raging storms and treacherous undercurrents. Continually fighting to keep your ship heading in the direction of God, the one true captain, will not be a fleeting exercise but a daily minute by minute way of life. The dark clouds that hang over everything large or small with powerful lightening, raging winds, and torrential rains, straining, even longing, to be released on your life appear to be the enemy.
These looming clouds constantly battle the calm force of the Holy Spirit that indwells who we are as Christians at the core. Although, I must admit, I struggle to keep the dark forces at bay even with the strong knowledge of who God is and how much He loves and cares for my soul. As we travel through this life getting constantly wrapped in its many webs of deceit it takes spiritual vigilance in the form of prayer and study to prevent falling into the traps satan has so carefully placed. These traps are not only for us but are for those around us that we affect.
We must live and say within ourselves: My heart desires to serve the Lord with everything in my being. (Study 1 Corinthians 15:58)
18_0728 Beyond the Updates The devil is Working Overtime faithbeyondreason.org Since our last post the devil has shown up again. His attempt to affect our walk will not work as God will always get the glory. In the last couple of weeks Becky has completed two biopsies of her breast. One shows precancer and the other […]
Our prayers go out to all of Jenna Bodiford’s family and friends! She touched many people during her 14 years of life, especially as she bravely battled cancer these past nine months.The funeral is getting underway in the gym of Barnwell High School where Jenna was a student. Posted by The People-Sentinel on Tuesday, May […]
Jenna Story Continues Jenna is currently with God in Heaven awaiting Jesus’ return to earth for the rest of the Christians. She has a physical body, in a physical place, walking around, with a mind that is thinking and asking questions. She is basically on a trip awaiting us to arrive or for Jesus to […]
http://folkfuneralhome.com/obituary?id=316934 Return to Current Obituaries Jenna Nicole Bodiford Jun 5, 2003 – May 10, 2018 Share: Obituary Guestbook Photos Service Schedule Obituary Funeral services for Jenna Nicole Bodiford, 14, of Barnwell, SC will be held five o’clock p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Barnwell High School Football Stadium with the Reverends Steve Hurte and […]
You Can’t Run You can’t run away from the path God has for you. You must run to it embrace it, find comfort in God Himself. Notice I didn’t say love the path (not yet anyway). I believe we continue to grow after huge trials in our life. We grow closer to God and His […]
The Rich Man One day I met this rich man. Even though I am poor and definitely not on this mans level we became, for lack of better words, family. He advises me in my daily life and shows me the correct way to treat others. He has invested much time into my betterment for no […]
A Few Days… A Monumental Change 18_0408 Today marks the 2nd consecutive afternoon Jenna’s head has hurt to a point that is near unbearable. She has to close her eyes, and shut everything off, as the headache continues to intensify and her eyes become blurry. I hug her and feel the uncontrollable shaking these tumors are […]
Prom Queen & Graduate Jenna’s high school went above and beyond on her behalf. They presented an honorary diploma, class ring, cap, and gown. After getting home Jenna was so appreciative and excited. Every person that visited got to see Jenna because she wanted to show them her new ring. Then Jenna received honorary prom […]