Saturday, September 15, 2007

learn from Me

This sure has been a long week. Because it was Spiritual Emphasis Week, we had two chapels every day—nine total. It was draining but good. Sean Azzaro from San Antonio, Texas challenged us from Acts. Here’s a blip from my journal, “Only one thing is needed . . . to be with Jesus. Am I Yours? Am I carrying my cross? How blessed am I. So blessed, sometimes I fear the blessings cloud my vision and become my security.”

Shekinah Glory auditions were on Monday and Tuesday from 9:45-10:45pm. (Oh, the life of a college student—lovely late nights.) Ten girls came the first night and fifteen the second. I taught a hip-hop, a ballet, and a modern combination and gave the vision for the year. Monday morning I still didn’t have a verse but then 2 Cor. 9:12-15 jumped out at me—perfect! I’m excited about this year—I know with great confidence that God is with me as I lead.

Thursday was a day of conversations with five different girls. I praise God for the way He’s worked in my life in order that I might encourage others. I praise God for the honor of being an RA and the opportunities it affords. I praise God for girls who are seeking God and striving to please Him.

Working in the Semester Abroad Office is going well. Brent is in the Dominican Republic right now, so I’m holding down the fort. I only work for an hour or two every day, so it’s manageable.

Not much homework this weekend—praise the Lord! I’m on duty every night (from 6pm-12am) and I have a terrible cold, so I’m glad I don’t have a lot to do. I actually slept-in this morning until 10:15. That was amazing.

One night during Chapel, I was just browsing through the Gospels. John the Baptist—the radical—is one my favorite New Testament characters. I noticed that Matthew and Mark tell of his beheading . . . and Jesus doesn’t say a word. It served to remind me, again, of how my life is simply for the Father’s glory. That’s how Jesus lived his life here on earth; why should mine be any different? The servant must live as the Master lived.

I also ran across the verse: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) I love how Jesus says “come to me” and “learn from me.” Oh—how much I desire that He would teach me.
Sitting at His feet,
Jana Alexis
PS: Sal--red shoes pictures are forthcoming . . . as soon as I find a camera cable.


  1. Hope you're feeling better!
    Aunt Cate

  2. I look forward to seeing the shoes!

    I think your observation about Jesus not speaking of John the Baptist's beheading is interesting. Why wouldn't He? Hmmm... I'd never thought about that before... or even noticed it really.

    And that last verse, it makes perfect sense and no sense all at the same time. But oh how I want to know the rest of His burden.

    :) Sally

  3. Hey Jana,
    For some reason I am not able to send emails to any juno accounts. I however am able to get emails from Juno. I sent you two emails yesterday, one of them was answerign the question you emailed me. Do you have a Bethel email address? If yes, please send me an email from that account so that I can forward you the emails I send yesterday.