Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year and New Vision

Its almost a week into new Year 2013 and our resolutions and dreams for the years must be well on track. We have planned to be faithful to all our resolutions and see a very happy end. 
One of my friends sent me the following email message and i like it very much. I hope it will help us to be faithful to our promises and dreams. 

Contentment is not possessing everything but giving thanks for everything you possess.

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 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 You.''

If you stare at this barn for a second you will see Who will help us stand straight and tall again. Do you see HIM?

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