Monday, December 09, 2013

Favor with God and People

Proverbs 3:4 (NLT) Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.

Recently, I began a new venture driving a semi-truck. Being new to the trade, I have needed to learn a lot.

The other morning about 3:00 am, I had to pick up a trailer in a city where it was very cold. After I hooked up the trailer and started to pull it, I discovered one wheel was not moving because the brakes were frozen up.

I had heard of this happening and had a vague idea how to unlock the brake, but I have never seen it done. I prayed for the solution, and then another truck driver came to my door.

The truck driver asked me if I knew how to fix the problem. I told him I was not really sure. He asked me what I had for tools, when I told him; he said they would not work. Then he showed me what I needed and how to fix it. The whole procedure took less than five minutes---what a blessing!

I have picked up trailers there before. I have never seen another driver there at night---and this was 3 am. Of course I immediately thanked God for sending a man with such favor. I notice God has been doing that a lot lately.

One day about six weeks ago I was given a traffic ticket for being in the wrong lane. The police officer said he knew I did not know I was breaking a law. He decided not to process the ticket---even though he already gave it to me.

A few nights ago, there was a snow storm. This storm caused deliveries to come to a halt. Then as soon as the highways were clear enough, all the deliveries came at the same time. I had a trailer to drop off at a large courier company.

In places where a lot of trailers come and go, they have small trucks called shunt trucks. These trucks are designed to quickly move trailers around the yard. I usually ask the shunt truck drivers where they want me to leave the trailer.

This place was in total mayhem. There were trailers everywhere. Truckers were going to have to come back. I asked the shunt truck driver if I could drop my trailer and he said no-way. He then went to move his truck and it was stuck right in front of me and I could not leave. After a few minutes, he managed to get his truck moving and I proceeded to pull away. With trailers parked all over the place it took some tricky maneuvering.

The shunt truck driver watched as I managed to pull away and for some strange reason, came running up to my door. He pointed to a place to drop my trailer. He said don't worry about blocking trailers or loading docks, just leave it there. He had no reason to give me such favor.

A few months ago, I posted a message Titled, "A Word for the Body"(1). The body of Christ is to increase in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men. I received this word and believed it. I am seeing results. Believe it, and you will see results too.

Be Blessed!
(1) A Word for the Body, August 12, 2013

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