Positive Daily Inspiration – September 17, 2022 – Saturday Inspiration

Positive Daily Inspiration - September 17, 2022 - Saturday Inspiration

(Submitted with our great thanks)

“The kingdom of God is among you.” Luke 17:21


A stranger came by the other day, with an offer that set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out by the highway. I told him, right off, he was crazy. He was a city type; you could tell by his clothes, his car, his hands, and the way he talked. He said he was driving by and saw that beautiful barn sitting out in the tall grass, and wanted to know if it was for sale. I told him he had a funny idea of beauty.

Sure, it was a handsome building, in its day. But then, there’s been a lot of winters pass with their snow and ice and howling wind. The summer suns beat down on that old barn ’til all the paint’s gone, and the wood has turned silver, gray. Now the old building leans a good deal, looking kind of tired. Yet, that fellow called it beautiful.

That set me to thinking. I walked out to the field and just stood there, gazing at that old barn. The stranger said he planned to use the lumber to line the walls of his den, in a new country home he’s building down the road. He said you couldn’t get paint that beautiful. Only years of standing in the weather, bearing the storms, and scorching sun, only that can produce beautiful barn wood.

It came to me then. We’re a lot like that, you and I. Only it’s on the inside that the beauty grows with us. Sure, we turn silver, gray too … and lean a bit more than we did when we were young and full of sap. But the good Lord knows what God’s doing. And as the years pass, God is busy using the hard wealth of our lives, the dry spells, and the stormy seasons, to do a job of beautifying our souls that nothing else can produce. And to think how often folks holler because they want life easy!

They took the old barn down, today, and hauled it away to beautify a rich man’s house.

And I reckon, someday, you and I’ll be hauled off to Heaven to take on whatever chores the good Lord has for us on the Great Sky Ranch.

And I suspect we’ll be more beautiful than for the seasons we’ve been through here … and just maybe even add a bit of beauty to God’s house.


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS in modern language.

1) I will look ONLY to God for the source of my good.

2) I will not think my life is lacking of anything. God gives all I need.

3) I will not speak the words of lack or limitation.

4) I will let go and let God do it.

5) I will deal honorably with God and all people. God’s good is in all people and all things.

6) I will not have harmful thoughts toward anybody or anything.

7) I will use my God-given, spiritual power for good only.

8) I will not seek something for nothing.

9) I will be honest with God and myself.

10) I will not limit myself by wanting that which is another’s. With God’s help, through prayer, I will create my own.


Dear God, in faith I know there is always a way.
As I place my faith in You my faith grows by leaps and bounds.
I ask You to help me to open the door to new good and new blessings.

Thank You God. In Jesus Christ’s name … Amen

POSITIVE DAILY AFFIRMATION: I seek God and God answers!

POSITIVE DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson


Supported 100% by our readers – THANK YOU!
Instant online, or recurring monthly giving:
By mail: Positive Christianity Box 7993 Woodlands, TX 77387


NEED PRAYER? Click here – Positive Christianity will pray with you, daily, for an entire 2 months.
There Is Never a Charge for Prayer.

Television channels (Free Service):
Inspiration http://www.youtube.com/PositiveChristianity
Prayer http://www.youtube.com/prayerAmerica
Meditation http://www.youtube.com/PositiveChurch

Christopher Ian Chenoweth