The other night, I knelt down next to my bed to pray, my knees stinging with pain as they rubbed against the rough carpet.
But what stung more than my knees was the realization in my heart.
I'd spent hours upon hours that week on my knees trying to perfect my outward appearance.
How many hours did I spend on my knees in prayer?
"Edward Payson, a true inspiration to the church in his time, was known to have worn grooves into the floorboards where his knees pressed so often and so long during prayer."
- When God Writes Your Life Story, Eric and Leslie Ludy
Lord, please forgive me.