Posted by: Brittany Asbury | July 10, 2008

I’m Diving In

Yay!! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to write this blog! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve come to realize that my passion for people and my ability to love everyone were never really from me. I recognize this now because over the past couple of weeks, my passion and love for people seemed to vanish. I was so frustrated because I felt like I was supposed to be devoting myself to people, pouring myself out to people, loving on them, and serving them. I’ve always enjoyed doing this, but I had become prideful about it. Anyways, so God took that away to show that He is the awesome One who is amazing at loving people and is so passionate about them. He has just chosen to share that with me and place that in my heart. So I have been surrendering that pride, allowing God to love people and be passionate about them through me. And today, He let me see that the passion was back in my life. I was talking to one of my favorite friends at the shelter this afternoon right before we closed. I’ve been talking to her for a few weeks, but it’s only been surface talk. I’d been wanting to go deeper with her, but I had not been able to. Today my heart was overwhelmed for her and I wanted to pour deeply into her and have her pour deeply into me. I shared my testimony with her and she shared the cause of her recent homelessness. She almost started crying as she shared with me, but I was so glad to share in her life with her. And it was the first story I had actually heard of how one of my friends had come to be homeless. Yay! I feel like my friend and I are so much closer now because we got to share, and it feels so good to know that God has blessed me with a passion and love for people because I’m so glad He gave that to me. Please be praying for my friend because she doesn’t like being homeless. And pray for me as God allows me to dive deep into the countless relationships here at the shelter.

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