Heart Attitude...

I was very pensive today and moved to thought by something that we watched in chapel.

Kevin challenged us to try to think about our culture today, and to understand why this world is hurting.

I then started thinking about how secluded I am here at school, and how I actually enjoy not being with the world. Is that a very Christ-like attitude though? I mean, we are called to be salt and light in the world, and how can I if I am sitting in a bubble?

I don't think about others enough, and I am very selfish. Jenny asked me how I am going to change that, and I replied, "That is what I need to figure out.".

Jenny encouraged me. I have talked to her before about my desire to know what God wants for my life, and how I am supposed to use my gifts and talents to serve Him.

She said, " You know Ashleigh, in order for you to begin serving God, it has to be a heart attitude. You can try to figure out what your gifts and talents are, but your desire to serve him has to begin in your heart, and then everything else will fall in place after that."

Jenny is a wise woman. I enjoy speaking with her, because she is so encouraging to me, and so interested in what is going on in my life, and she always directs me to think back to God when I am discouraged! Even if she never reads this, I want her to know that she means a lot to me! Thank you, Jenny!

These past 3 days have been so encouraging to me. Honestly, I have never felt so surrounded by love in a long time.

I love you all. Thank you for reading my blogs and encouraging me!

Love, Ash

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Ash,

That was a very provocative blog and it shows that you are taking seriously the things people are sharing with you and as you meditate on the ideas that they are planting in your heart maybe you will come up with some answers to the questions that you are challenging you as to your future directions.

So many people love you and are praying for you and I am glad that you are feeling encouraged by that.

You know we are always here for you too.
XO always NAN