This past weekend I found myself deeply upset over several issues. After a fitful night of sleep, I knew I needed some alone time to be with God and sort out my feelings, convicted that I was upset for reasons of the flesh and speaking with too much distance between God's Word and my attitude.
I decided to take a walk by myself through a serene park that I knew would provide me the right environment to be at peace and tuned in to God's voice. I prayed for His guidance on my tumultuous (raging pregnancy hormone enhanced) feelings, asking Him to speak to me and show me how to respond as Christ would.
As always, I felt His presence in the quiet. He lead me to understand that I determine my attitude, not the actions of others. It is my responsibility to respond in a Godly manner and to be thankful in all circumstances.
This month, I challenge you to take a "prayer walk." Go to a place that brings you peace and spend time walking with the Lord. Ask Him to lead you, showing you how to achieve Christ-likeness in your life.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!