Wednesday, May 21, 2008

You Are The Scripture For The World

A friend sent this story to me. Read and be blessed.

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.

When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, "You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it."

Then he thought, "Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount?  Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will  never miss it.

Accept it as a 'gift from God' and keep quiet."   

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said, "Here, you gave me too much change."

The driver, with a smile, replied, "Aren't you the new preacher in town?  I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I'll  see you at church on Sunday."

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a quarter." 

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians and will put us to the test! 

Always be on guard -- and remember -- You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself "Christian."

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. God bless you; I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; if you do, you will have ministered to someone.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not  PROTECT you...  Stay


Shalom and Best Regards

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Entrecard Team Offers 75,000EC in Contest!

The Entrecard Team is offering a chance for bloggers who are members of the community to win 2000EC and 15,000EC in two separate contests that are running concurrently. This contests are meant to promote the launch of their official ebook. The ebook is meant to serve as a guide to new bloggers joining the system. You can download the manual from here.

The ebook is free but you have to do one or two things to participate in the contests. To win the 2,000EC you need to make a post like this one on your blog and then drop a comment on the official Entrecard Blog. For the 15,000 Entrecard Credit you have to add a new blog to the one you already have on Entrecard or combine two separate blogs or more into one account. You can get more details about the contest here.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Integrity Pays Huge Dividend

I have heard so much been talked about the need for a Christian to have INTEGRITY. However, a recent event in which a businessman showed a high level of Integrity really touched my heart.

He was approached by a newbie in the business world who just got a business opportunity to carry out a job. The newbie lacked the financial capacity required and the fund required was huge. The contract is actually bigger than anything the chrisitian businessman has ever handled in all his years of operating as an entrepreneur.

Naturally, one would have expected the christian businessman to take over the contract and promise the newbie a cut in the expected profit.

Rather, the chrisitian businessman refuse to take over the job and even refused to have a share in anything that may come out of the contract. Instead, he used his wealth of experience to guide the newbie on how he can raise fund for the contract and carry it out.

When I was told the story, I was really dazed. It sounded too good to be true. But it was easy for me to verify. I confirmed that that was what really happened. Some months after the incident, I got a new report from the Christian Businessman. The Lord has smiled on him. He is been awarded a contract that is far above that which the newbie got. For sure the Lord is faithful to reward integrity.