Sunday, March 01, 2009

Watch Your Steps!


Walk in Balance, according to the Word of God.

This is something for all of us to seriously think about!

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?'

'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 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.

    Pass this on to others, if you do, you will have ministered to someone.
    This came to me by email.

    In the Light of His Word,
    Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


The Mom said...

I love your reminders. Mostly, your encouragement to love the most important thing of all, God's word.

Servant of the Most High said...

Hello "The Mom",
Thanks for visiting here and leave comments. It helps, for me to continue in His calling for my life. And my life is far closer to the end than to my beginnings. I'm past six score 10 and still going strong. PRAISE HIS AWESOME NAME. If you are not on my mailing list, please sign up and you will stay informed.

In Christ.

Dr. Trudy