Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Message From Ron

I found this excellent and thought provoking post at RRBJ just now and took the liberty bring it over to the Pilgrim Pals Blog....
It is SO good!

Its not what you gather in life, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived “.
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 the opportunityto ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.
When he sat down he discovered that the driver had accidently given him a quarter too much in 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, its only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount anyway, and the bus company gets too much fare allready, they will nevermiss 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 to much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday. “
When the preacher stepped off 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 Christains 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.”
The moral is ” We will not be remembered by our words , but by our kind deeds.”
Blessings to all. Ron.


passing-thru said...

Thx Ron ----

hebrews 11:1 said...

I really like that story! When I was younger, and didn't feel so pressedfor time at the store, I ALWAYS counted my change, and you should've seen the look those cashiers gave me when I said I'd gotten too much! I had one young cashier tell me, "Why don't you just keep it?! Why did you bring it back?!" "Because that's not being honest!" I insisted. It pays off though...I won over the confidence and trust of the cashiers, and if I was short on change, they would let me bring my bags home and return in 5 minutes with the money I had lacked to pay my bill. Nobody lets me do that now...there are so many new cashiers there, but they do look at me strangely when I ask to have my bags put aside while I run home for more money, instead of taking a few items off my bill.

Have a blessed day, Pilgrim Pal! I'll be on here off and on until I leave for work at 10:30. Yesterday I worked through the afternoon and evening off and on, so that's why I wasn't on here.

Lil Pilgrim Pal

passing-thru said...

Yes, re-reading the story --- how many times we have seen someone and they didn't know we were watching -- well, it must happen to us quite abit too -- I am sure my actions or facial expressions or words have told "a story" to someone watching and I didn't know it ---
Thx again Ron for posting

rrbj said...

Hebrews 11:1 and passing-thru thanks for your comments , but I would like to add something .
When I was very young and kinda poor but rich in family love I was taught to be blessed with what I recieved in life ! I was taught to want what was mine but to always give back what was not mine ? When my kids mom and I raised our children around the house, my kids, my wife and I could lay money , the kids could set a bag of candy - or whatever was yours on the fireplace mantle or bedroom dresser and if it laid there 3 weeks , when you went back to get it , it was always there ! This is not wrote to condemn anyone but there is not enough taught to respect what belongs to others ?
I thank God everyday because my kids are living that every day in their lives !
I know that I'm a truly Blessed man !

Blessings to you all.
Ps - I didn't mean to ramble to long !

Terry said...

Dear Ron...I wouldn't call this rambling!
I think it is really good!...from Terry

hebrews 11:1 said...

This is certainly NOT rambling...I like reading about good Godly families!

Lil Pilgrim Pal