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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!

15 comments:

Judith said...

That is truly an inspiration post - thank you Judith

CIELO said...

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

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

cielo

Ms.Daisy said...

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!


~Jean

char72 said...

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

micey said...

awesome post!

Clif said...

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

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

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

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

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

Ruthie said...

Wow, that's a great picture.
Blessings.

Smilingsal said...

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

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

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 :).

Blessings,
Kathi :)

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

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.

The Muse said...

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

Melissa Miller said...

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

Carolyn said...

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

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