Saturday, March 15, 2008

On the Leanin' side !

A dear friend of mine(Patty) sent this to me,
I saved it in my in-box,
intending to send it out once
I had cleaned some of the junk out of my in-box--
However~ Life got in the way
Shane came home from school on thursday with possible pink-eye
Now, that it is Saturday morning, I am not so happy to report --I may have pink-eye
What happened to sharing GOOD STUFF?
So, anyway--- prop me & mine up on the leanin' side!
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. 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you for putting that one up there! I needed it today as i am leaning towards alot of those listed! Just one of those days ya know.