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Wisdom-Trek © - Archive 4 - H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III 14th January 2019
Day 1039 – Lord, Prop Us Up On Our Leaning Side – Meditation Monday
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Day 1039 – Lord, Prop Us Up On Our Leaning Side – Meditation Monday

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Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy

Welcome to Day 1039 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

Lord, Prop Us Up On Our Leaning Side – Meditation Monday

Meditation Monday

Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.

Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1039 of our trek, and it is time for Meditation Monday.

Taking time to relax, refocus, and reprioritize our lives is crucial in order to create a living legacy. For you, it may just be time alone for quiet reflection. You may utilize structured meditation practices. In my life meditation includes reading and reflecting on God’s Word and praying. It is a time, to renew my mind, refocus on what is most important, and make sure that I am nurturing my soul, mind, and body. As you come along with me on our trek each Meditation Monday, it is my hope and prayer that you too will experience a time for reflection and renewing of your mind. 

Do you believe that God provides you with the strength, mercy, and grace to continue on each day? In our Meditation Monday today I want us to reflect on…

Lord, Prop Us Up On Our Leaning Side

Today I want to share with you a story that I read recently that will provide you with a thought that you can meditate on this week. Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old farmer 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 Guthrie, you see, it’s like this…I got an old barn that is out back of my house. 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 of the barn so it wouldn’t fall. Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.

That barn has been around for a long time, and I realize that it is not too much different than me. 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, learning towards greed, learning towards jealousy, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t. So we need to pray, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side,’ so we will stand straight and tall again to withstand the storms of life, and to glorify the Lord.”

As the old hymn says we are “Leaning on the everlasting arms of God.”

When God “props us up on the leaning side,” remember the truth found in Psalm 73:26“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”

That is a wrap for today’s meditation. Next week we will continue our trek on Meditation Monday as we take time to reflect on what is most important in creating our living legacy. On tomorrow’s trek, we will explore another wisdom quote. This 3-minute wisdom supplement will assist you in becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise each day. Thank you for joining me on this trek called life. Encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.

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Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.

As we take this trek together, let us always:

  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow!