Tuesday, September 29, 2009

my stinging knees and perfect bangs...

Ever since I've gotten new bangs, I have to spend about 30 minutes on my knees in front of the mirror blow drying and straightening my curly locks into sleek perfection. Including make-up and miscellaneous hair-dressing, this is about 45 minutes. As you can imagine, my knees have taken quite a scraping, they've turned dry and red and cracked.

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.


Kimberly said...

wow. I love when God speaks like that.

Mary said...

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. (Ps 145.18-19)

Love you Leesi