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

FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL!

Shalom and Best Regards

4 comments:

My Bug Life said...

Someone fwded me this story on email. A good one!

Channelofhealing said...

Hi bro Tee, longest time,this is nice story... same moral like the recent story I published on my blog http://channelofhealing.blogspot.com/2008/06/short-story.html

Godbless

Anna said...

Thank you for such a great reminder. I posted this on my blog as well with credit to you of course. What a fantastic story. Thank you!

duarte said...

hi,nice blog,with great topics,congratulations............greetings from switzerland