never know who is watching what we do, other than Jesus! Especially our
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 y a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount?
Anywa y, 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, 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 pol e, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son for a
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 that 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.
The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not PROTECT
you...Stay FAITHFUL and be GRATEFUL