Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Your Life is a Bible Others are Reading

    I received this message from a friend of mine and decided to share it with you as it might help:

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a  call to a church in town. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an  occasion to ride a 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, the devil suggested. 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?'  'Yes' he replied.'Well, 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 later.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.' The preacher said.  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 a '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. God bless you.

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