Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bent Down Low

Yesterday, as I drove to work, I prayed for opportunities to be a blessing. And I prayed for obedience.

Between my prayer and arriving at work, I was given two opportunities. I was obedient in one of them.

Off to a bad start.

Then last night I was given another opportunity. I was obedient, but had a horrible attitude about the task I was given.

Um, hello, I'm the one who asked for this...

Then I read this post, which broke me, maybe more than any other post I have ever read. And then I read it again, and again.

And I cried.

This morning I prayed for opportunities to bend down low.

And after many moments of bending down low, I pray that these moments turn to days, these days to week, these weeks to months...

Until one day I learn to live bent down low.


Linda said...

Powerful, humbling stuff -- both yours and Katie's. I read her blog from time to time, and always come away amazed at her servant's spirit. What a role model she is for all of us. Thanks for directing us to her post.


Jess Elyse said...

I love reading Katie's blog.
It is incredible.

Praying for you as you come across more opportunities to be obedient.

KEZ said...

I have a friend who is obsessed with Katie's blog. It's a good read, for sure. But I love your blog! And I just realized I haven't stopped by recently and I must say that I love your new blog design and layout. Wonderful!

Rebecca said...

@Everyone- I love Katie's blog too, she really is an inspiration!

KEZ- Thank you and thank you :) I have really enjoyed reading about your Haiti adventures!

JD said...

Striving and reaching for the ground too, learning to bend low to Him, to others, to serve with low altitude and good attitude... but I, too, fall short of the Leader's example regularly, and give gratitude for His grace and mercy as I get back up and try again.

It's a growth process!

LOVE Katie's blog... her book... oh my word... our generation's Mother Teresa.