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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Happy Spiritual Sunday Friends~
Thank you Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this wonderful site each week.

This past week I received a few really interesting emails and one in particular had a great message in it. I thought I would share it with you this week.

Lord Prop Us Up

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, "Lord, prop us up on our leaning side." After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so frequently.

He answered and said, " Well sir, it's like this. I've got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time, it's withstood a lot of weather, it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on it's leaning side so it wouldn't fall. Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.

I've been around a long time. I've withstood a lot of life's storms, I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times. Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, "Lord prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord."

If you stare at this barn for a second, you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again.

Please check out other wonderful posts on Spiritual Sundays by clicking on the Spiritual Sundays picture on my sidebar. May you be blessed today and the Lord make you a blessing!


  1. That is truly an inspiration post - thank you Judith

  2. Very inspirational.... and very suitable for our "Hopeful Friday"... ;)

    By the way, love love your blog banner and tea cups... delicious!


  3. Love the picture of the barn and as I stared at it, I saw who props us up when we start to lean!
    Great post! Thanks!


  4. Wow. That is really neat. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  5. Loved the post and the pictures! Thank you. This story communicates some great truths in a wonderful way.

  6. WOW! I loved the barn, thank-you for such a great post.

  7. What a wonderful post....thank you for sharing...
    Mo :-)

  8. Wow, that's a great picture.

  9. Good point and good picture! Thank you for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

  10. Your barn pictures caught my eye but the illustration you've shared is precious! I too am like a leaning barn at times, may I be reminded that I need our Lord in those times :).

    Kathi :)

  11. What a neat post! I love old barns. Now I'll think of that when I see one!

    Thanks for tagging me. I have it scheduled to post tomorrow.

  12. i am so glad that we can post and read freely... :) what a pleasure this Sunday evening!

  13. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
    Bless you. :)

  14. Hi Sandi,
    That is very inspirational and good for us to remember.
    Take care,


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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