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Monday, November 10, 2008

need a prop?

I got this on an email today and I really apprecaited the message...thought you might too...

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon 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 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.''


AndreaChad said...

This is a prayer that I need very much so now...thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said...

I love the prayer ~ great words of encouragement. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

You need to remind me of this each and every day!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda (& Charli)!
Brielle and I are just stopping in to let you know we prayed for you today.
Your Babyfit friends,
Hollie & Brielle