Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 16, 2012

WWJD – What Would Jesus Do

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

In the 1970’s the big thing in the Christian circuit was WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do.” We were these letters on our jewelry, our belt buckles, our car decals and anything else we could put it on. Most of us did not really understand what it means. We thought about applying it in the way Jesus walked this earth in His time and culture but mostly it didn’t have a real application on our time and culture. Things just don’t work they way they use to work. What it really means is what would Jesus be doing if He were in your situation in our time and space. The answer is different for each person and in each situation. We are each called to God’s purpose and pleasure for our walk on this earth. Each of us is called to do different things in different ways. What we so often fail to do is ask God how He wants us to act in a situation or what it is He wants us to do on this day. Sometimes we don’t ask because we don’t want to know; we want to go about with our own plans in our own way. Sometimes we just don’t think about asking. Our lives would be so very different and would so glorify God if we would always try to live and do as Jesus would do in the situations and culture we find ourselves. Our question is do we really want to glorify God through our lives even if it requires inconvenience or suffering or do we prefer to coast through life with our accustomed comforts? Once again, the choice is ours.

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