Not Just An Old Stick

When my dear Nannie was in her 90s, she would call herself an “old stick.” We would always lovingly tell her that she was definitely not an old stick and that she was beautiful. That God still had a purpose for her. We talked a lot about how she could pray for people. That she had the time and the heart to do so. And I know she did. Nannie loved her God, loved her church, and loved her family. And so she prayed to her heavenly Father as she sat in her chair. She was a fruitful, beautiful branch attached to the Vine.

Sometimes I feel hopeless in many situations. What can I do? What can possibly help? The only thing that can help many times is prayer. Turning that person or situation over to Jesus our Shepherd.

When you don’t know what to do, pray. If you don’t know God, pray. Ask Him to show you that He is real. He will.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

Blessings, Lisa

8 thoughts on “Not Just An Old Stick

  1. You write very elegantly. It’s well thought out and it’s legible. I’m not trying to insult anyone on wordpress, but sometimes I read the blog posts and I can’t understand what they’re talking about. It may be because I might be a little distracted, but on other blog posts, such as this one, I can understand completely everything. Thank you for sharing this. Keep writing for the Lord

  2. Oh, Lisa, how much your beautiful post about you Nannie meant to me!!! She had lived such a busy and full life that when my dad died, she felt her purpose was gone. Taking care of him and her family had been her purpose! However, she loved her God and believed in prayer, sot thank you for reminding her what her purpose then was. She loved you so and took everything you said to heart. And, yes, that is the best thing we can all do in life ….to pray for those we love and people everywhere that ned the Lord so much. I will join with you in those special prayers.

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