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A Christian

Monday, July 09, 2012

( I can't and WON'T take credit for this but I thought it too compelling and too good NOT to pass on)




A Christian

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.
W atch your actions; they become habits..
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

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KSCRAP363 7/12/2012 9:45PM

    Awesome story!

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CJBAGGINS 7/10/2012 12:33AM

    Great story! Thanks for sharing it.

cj

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/9/2012 11:41PM

    Really great advice. Someone is always watching what we do.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/9/2012 10:38PM

    Oh I have always loved this...just haven't seen it in a long time. Thank you for posting it!

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BROCCOLIROSE 7/9/2012 9:49PM

    This was such a great read! Thank you for sharing it....I do believe I'll "borrow" it and put on our church's website this week! Thank you!
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