Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Servant, Not the Source

I just have to share some wonderful and oh-so-convicting words from Ann Voskamp at her beautiful blog, A Holy Experience. One of the main speakers at Relevant 2010, an annual gathering of Christian women bloggers, and slated for speaking at Relevant 2011 (oh, how I wish finances allowed me to go!), Ann gently reminds us that blogging is about the Kingdom of God, not about us. It's all about Upside-Down Kingdom Blogging.

Her Blogger's Prayer is one I am printing and hanging at eye level above my desk.

Ann has been publishing letters between herself and her Relevant roommate, Holley Gerth about Kingdom Blogging and Writing the Word.

Here is The First Letter: How to Not Get Caught in the World Wide Web, written by Ann to Holley.

Here is Today's Letter on Serving with Words written by Holley to Ann.

So this day as I pray, "Give us this day our daily bread," I add this prayer, and I hope to pray it each day when I face this blank window on Blogger: "Lord, give me bread to feed the ones who read here, friends and friends-to-be."

As we are reminded in Holley's letter to Ann:
"I am the servant and not the source."

Thanks be to God that I am not the source, that He is, that He provides.

Only the servant,


Daily Grace said...

I love A Holy Experience too! I have been trying to add the new button code to my blog,but haven't been able to do it successfully.

Thank you for sharing this one!

L.L. Barkat said...

I listened to that talk at her blog. :)

Susanne Barrett said...

I've had problems with all of the new buttons at A Holy Experience. I finally had to copy, save, and paste it in!

I would love to hear Ann speak. I'm going to listen to it when I'm not engulfed in three teen boys who seem to think I should be teaching them stuff from time to time.... ;)


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