Sunday, April 6, 2008

prop up our leanin' side

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old man who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on every 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.

Sometime 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.

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I will be drawing a winner today and post the results tomorrow - along with some answers to all those great questions. Have a wonderful Sunday.

7 comments:

MightyMom said...

now, this is one I'll remember! thanks for sharing!

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the picture of Jesus in the barn!!
Susan

Momma Roar said...

Love this post and the picture of the barn!

Deb said...

Awesome post!! love that story,and if you would not have said to look at the barn I never would of seen Him. I was looking at the clouds in the sky, very cool:) Thanks
Deb

Jamey said...

I try not to, but I lean a lot. This would be a good prayer for me!!

Ma Kettle said...

Oh I love this! Wow!

MammyT said...

Yeah, I saw Him right away. That is really cool. I hope it really is a painting and not a digitally superimposed image.
Nancy