Monday, June 15, 2020

Abandoned Barn



Abandoned Barn

While driving down a country backroad, I came across an old abandoned barn. It sat in varying stages of decay. I pulled off the road and allowed myself the luxury of imagining how it would feel to be left out in the elements with no one to make repairs or care about my well being. It was obvious that at one time this barn had been well kept, and was very useful to its owner. It made me sad, but, at the same time, I was reminded of God's presence He does not abandon us, but it is up to us to make the necessary repairs that keep us useful to our Heavenly Father. We can have a better physical, mental, and emotional condition by having daily contact with our awesome God.. Reading the word, and making time to be in His presence assures us that He is with us to the end of time, so we will never be alone.

Thought for the day: • “No matter what storm you face, you need to know that God loves you. He has not abandoned you.” Franklin Graham

Hebrews 13:5 and (NKJV)
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Prayer:  Awesome and Holy Father, thank you for being faithful,
and never forsaking us. Help us to seek you, and follow your example of faithfulness. We pray in the name of your Son and our Savior, amen.

9 comments:

  1. Lorna H. RussellJune 15, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    This touched my heart. Thank you Nellie!

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  2. God bless you, Lorna. You have certainly had your share of problems with all that is happening right now. ❤️❤️

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  3. Love it Nellie! We must make the necessary repairs in our life with daily communion with God. I bet there are many that feel it is up to God to change them. You remind us that we must exercise our free will to repent and draw near. A good word for us to daily assess ourselves and draw near. I love that God will draws near to the humble.

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  4. I love that He is always faithful and waits for us to draw near too. Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving, God bless you, sweet Valerie.

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  5. I didn’t finish my sentence. It should have read stopping by and leaving a message. Sorry. 😊❤️

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  6. As we get older and slower and grayer, we sometimes feel like an old barn! Thanks, Nellie, for reminding us we're still precious to God.

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    1. Sometimes we do need a reminder. Thank you, Mary and God bless you.

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  7. Traveling through rural Georgia, I see many barns like this one, in various states of abandonment and decay, with fading adverts of "See Rock City" on their roofs. At one time we know, these were absolutely loved and treasured by those who worked the land and depended upon the barns as shelter for their animals and their harvested hay. These can remind us that God can, and will, make all things new even when we feel like these dilapidated structures. He will repair us when we pray.
    Blessings, dear friend!

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  8. God definitely does make all things new. If we confess our sins and ask for His forgiveness. God never forsakes us. Thank you, Martha, for stopping by and leaving a message. Blessings

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