As I was reading this chapter I thought about the difference between “feeling low” and choosing to “go lower.” There are so many moments when I fall down and feel low. Depressed. Sad. Disappointed. In these moments finding eucharisteo is such a challenge. When I choose to take moments on my knees before Christ, taking these same emotions and placing them at His throne, I feel empowered, hopeful, grateful. This is eucharisteo. The quote, “How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it?” impacted me. So many times I feel like I have failed, not lived up to expectations, or simply misused my time. Yet what if in these moments instead of focusing on myself I was focusing on my Lord. How much more could God use this life, the steps I take each day to bring Him glory.
“Lord, blind my eyes so I can see only Your perspective on this life. Give me the innocence of a child where each and every breath brings me to gratefulness because it is a gift.”