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00186 - Bend me Lord, that I might serve you

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

When Evan Roberts, who was attending a conference in west Wales in 1903 heard a sermon from Seth Joshua, his response in prayer was ‘Bend me Lower’. It was this humility to purge himself of his selfish desire that propelled him to lead what became the following year, the 1904 Welsh Revival.

Psalm 71:2 says ‘In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!’. (ESV) In our submission God will incline His ear, when we give up our desire and embrace His desire He will come and visit us.

The route of modern Christendom is often found in advertising, large events, in success, and promotion. Yet the most powerful times you might have with God is in submission, showing our creator that it’s not the bright lights or the big sound, but the silence and prayer that shifts us to serve Him.


Don’t always chase the loudest voices, silence is often where you’ll hear God clearly.


Lord, help me not just follow lights and sounds because everyone else does, help me find your voice. Amen.

Action Point

Take a sabbatical day, no TV, no Radio, no movies, just silence, reading and prayer, you will be shocked by what God says.

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Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Use in other publications. You can use upto 100 words of this publication with a reference to by Carl Brettle.


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