Friday, May 06, 2016

Fence Posts

They say good fences make good neighbors.
I've had neighbors where no fence was needed,
   neighbors where a fence kept things wonderful,
      and neighbors where a fence or a wall was not enough.

But if there are good fences,
   there must be good fence posts.

A fence post isn't glamorous.
It may have knots and scratches and splinters.
It may have a greenish cast from insecticide.
It's not much to look at, so why do we want it?

A good fence post is straight
   and strong
      and will last through all sorts of weather.

Lord, make me more like a fence post.
Straighten me.
   Strengthen me.
      Give me endurance
All from your Spirit,
   all for your glory.

Let me and let others forget my glory.
All of it is just glimmers of your great glory.

I don't need to be a giant, towering oak or sequoia.
Make me into a good fence post.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 
(Ephesians 6:11 HCSB)

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