The bus driver and his mansion!
Did you ever hear about the time when the bus driver and the Pastor both died, and went to see St. Peter at the pearly gates of heaven?
Here they are both standing at the gates of heaven and St. Peter says,
"Welcome to heaven! Let me show each of you to your new home."
He then walks them down the streets paved with gold until they come up to the bus driver's house, which happens to be a huge mansion. St. Peter points to that mansion and says to the bus driver,
"Welcome to your new home!"
Now, the Pastor sees this and he starts thinking,
"Wow, if they just gave a bus driver a mansion then I can't wait to see what they give me, a Pastor!"
St. Peter continues walking all the way to the very last house on the street and points to a little old shack and then says to the Pastor,
"Welcome to your new home!"
However, the pastor wasn't so happy and says,
"Hold up! Wait a minute! You just gave a bus driver a big old mansion! And I'm a Pastor, and you're going to give me this little bitty shack?"
St. Peter looks at the Pastor and says,
"That's right. You see when that bus driver was driving his bus people were praying! And when you were preaching people were sleeping!"
Even in a little humor we can see heaven takes prayer serious! And, I'm sure we can all agree they're definitely some drivers on the road that have that gift! However, sometimes we don't look at what's bringing us to our knees in prayer as a gift do we?
I know I don't. I'm more like,
"Lord, What are You doing?" Or, "Lord, where are You?"
Ever been there? Scripture says,
".... Not a bird falls to the ground apart from the Fathers will."
(Matthew 10:29 NKJV)
Meaning God is in control. Yet, if were honest sometimes we wonder don't we? I've wondered about many things that I had to go through in life, but looking back now some of those things forced me to be more dependent upon the Lord. Things I couldn't control, and only He could.
And guess what? God is good to those who depend on Him! (See Lamentations 3:25 NLT)
I believe that I would never know the Lord the way I do now if it weren't for some of those so called, "Bus Driver Situations" Situations only the Lord can fix.
If that's you right now it's really a good thing, if you allow it to be.
Here's three (3) simple ways you can allow your burden to draw you closer to the Lord:
1) Start by praying and thanking God for whatever that burden may be.
2) Ask the Lord to show you what it is He wants you to learn from it.
3) Tell the Lord that no matter what, you are going to trust Him from this day forward with it.
"Lord, I pray for anyone reading this right now that's going through a hard time. I pray that You use it to show them You are in still control Lord, and that You love them Lord. And I pray that You will see them through! In Jesus name, amen."
I know it may be hard, and it may be the toughest thing you've ever faced in life, but don't you give up! Trust God to get you through, and He will!
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Until next time may the Lord bless you and may His face shine upon you!