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Nazarene Youth International


Serving the youth of our community and church with the Love of Christ

Mike DeRose - President
Kyle Parker - Vice-president
Katelynn Keen - Secretary
Debbie Morgan -
Treasurer

Jr Youth Rep. - David Gandy
Sr Youth Rep. - Brian Wills

 
 
  
            October, 2017

Help to Make It Through

Bible Reading: Galatians 6:1-5

Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

“WHEN MY GRANDMA died, it’s like I froze,” Ryan admitted. “My homework wasn’t getting done-especially a huge research paper for history class. But Taylor talked through the project with me little by little. We brainstormed a topic, talked about re­search sources, and came up with a list of questions to ask the teacher when I got stuck. I couldn’t have survived that semester without Taylor’s help.”

When you lose a loved one through death-or face any other life-altering trag­edy-you need more than just comfort to get through the pain. And it’s the same kind of help you can offer friends who suffer.

First, you need support. What’s the difference between comfort and support? People supply comfort when they share your emotional pain. People supply support when they help in practical ways. Life doesn’t stop after a tragedy, but the emotional burden you are carrying often saps your energy. You and others in your family prob­ably need help for a while just getting normal tasks done. You need help from people committed to obeying Galatians 6:2, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (NIV).

You might be shocked at the idea of admitting you need help. You might not want to bother others for things you normally do for yourself. Resist the temptation to ignore or push away the support others offer. God put Galatians 6:2 in the Bible because he knows there are times you need the support of others. This is such a time. Let other people do things for you, and be grateful for their help.

So what if you need something and nobody steps up to offer help? Ask for it. There’s nothing wrong with telling a trusted friend, a youth leader, or your minister about your need and asking for help.

Second, you need encouragement. You receive encouragement when someone does something thoughtful to lift your spirits. Be thankful when people ask how you are doing-or when you receive flowers, cards, letters, or e-mail. Again-if you don’t get the encouragement you need, ask for it.

After a loss it takes time to move through the stages of grief, so you will need a heap of comfort, support, and encouragement for a while. Don’t expect that you will be ready to dive back into life as usual right away. Let your friends and family care for you as long as you need it.

REFLECT: If you aren’t suffering the pain of losing a loved one, keep alert to friends who are. How can you share comfort, support, and encouragement with them?

PRAY: Ask God today to prepare you to share with people around you who suffer from the pain of personal tragedy.

© 2016 Josh McDowell Ministry

The Coming Events

3 Reasons Why Change Is Good

I have a love/hate relationship with change. If things stay too stagnant for too long, I get terribly bored. When too many things change all at once, I find myself desperately seeking comfort.

Recently, my life has seen a lot of change, and it’s mostly been positive. I am genuinely happy about it all. Yet, I found myself building a fort out of my living room furniture in silly efforts to feel like I’m 10 years old again. When I was still using the fort days later, I knew, perhaps, I was feeling a bit unsettled.

Have you felt that way? Like your life is a carousel that’s spinning  and you just want to get off? Believe it or not, change is good for you. Here are a few reasons why.

1). Changes makes you flexible. Being stubborn and resistant to new things will make a normally stressing situation even more so. Change helps you be fluid and go with the flow.

2). Change makes you smarter. If things never changed, you’d never learn anything new. And every time you learn a new skill — even if it’s just how to adapt — you are that much smarter than you were yesterday.

3). Change reminds us that anything is possible. It’s easy to think that anything that’s stuck will always be that way (i.e., the career that won’t lift off the ground or the marriage that’s coasting on neutral). But when you see things change, whether it’s in your life or some one else’s, it’s encouragement to know that nothing stays the same forever.


Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/inspirationreport/2011/08/3-reasons-why-change-is-good.html#rEWRRSX4IrBKfdMj.99

3 Reasons Why Change Is Good

I have a love/hate relationship with change. If things stay too stagnant for too long, I get terribly bored. When too many things change all at once, I find myself desperately seeking comfort.

Recently, my life has seen a lot of change, and it’s mostly been positive. I am genuinely happy about it all. Yet, I found myself building a fort out of my living room furniture in silly efforts to feel like I’m 10 years old again. When I was still using the fort days later, I knew, perhaps, I was feeling a bit unsettled.

Have you felt that way? Like your life is a carousel that’s spinning  and you just want to get off? Believe it or not, change is good for you. Here are a few reasons why.

1). Changes makes you flexible. Being stubborn and resistant to new things will make a normally stressing situation even more so. Change helps you be fluid and go with the flow.

2). Change makes you smarter. If things never changed, you’d never learn anything new. And every time you learn a new skill — even if it’s just how to adapt — you are that much smarter than you were yesterday.

3). Change reminds us that anything is possible. It’s easy to think that anything that’s stuck will always be that way (i.e., the career that won’t lift off the ground or the marriage that’s coasting on neutral). But when you see things change, whether it’s in your life or some one else’s, it’s encouragement to know that nothing stays the same forever.


Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/inspirationreport/2011/08/3-reasons-why-change-is-good.html#rEWRRSX4IrBKfdMj.99
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