Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spiritual Sundays


Good morning!   When I received this e-mail last week (thank you, Debra!!!), it spoke to my heart ... I soooo hope it strikes a chord with you, as well.

LORD PROP US UP...

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

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this....
I 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 its 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 alot 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 me up on my 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.
Sowe need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side,
so we willstand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

9 comments:

  1. Oh, this is good. I will forward it as an email to friends, so they may be encouraged! Thanks for sharing it this Spiritual Sunday!

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  2. I like this...I really like it..

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  3. This was wonderful, thank you for sharing it!

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  4. Great story. Have a wonderful ahead and God bless you.

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  5. This is a great post. And I love the picture. It's wonderful. Thank you. Have a great week.

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  6. I can sure identify with this old gentleman. As I get older I find I am leanin' more. LOL Thank you for the delightful post.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  7. This poem is so true! I enjoyed reading this thank-you so much for this post today.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  8. Hi from "Leanin Jean" - good post.

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