So what would Jesus do then?

What would Jesus do?  Photo of a road going up a hill at sunset with a blind summit

The question is not, “What would Jesus do?” The question is, “What are you doing? Is it showing God’s love in action?”

This is an age of badges, posters and wrist bands  saying things like  WWJD (What would Jesus do) etc.  To me, that isn’t the real question….. I only found the wiki-answers version today of how they feel the phrase rose to popularity and its an interesting one – so I’ve included the link above.

The question is if you believe

  1. that Jesus really is God
  2. and that He died on a cross for your sins  so you could be forgiven
  3. that He and rose again from the dead conquering death
  4. so He could help you live a better life and  get a place in heaven
  5. And you are willing to accept of a relationship with God through prayer

How are you going to live that out in your life?

  1. What difference will it make to your own life and that of others around you?
  2. Will you focus on the potentially narrow world of church or will you live it out in your daily life helping others….

When I was a kid there was a bookmark with a picture of a judge which asked the simple question:

“If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

Please don’t feel I am judging you – I am writing this to challenge myself as much as anyone else.  If you were to look back on your life in a year’s time, how would you like it to be different from a personal point of view – and how would you like it to be different from a spirtual or Christian perspective?

© Copyright Michelle Sherlock 30/05/2011 (Updated with photo in 2014)

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About Michelle Sherlock

Inspirational speaker and coach, committed Christian, married, working mum to two gorgeous children! Developing my writing skills and trying to share the heart of God one post at a time.

Posted on May 24, 2014, in Purpose and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I fear that while there might be enough to ‘convict me’ there might also be enough to put doubts in people’s minds! Fortunately the judge who really counts doesn’t need to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt – because he is family.

    • Good answer Nate, I agree. I don’t know about you but it feels like our freedom to speak out for what we believe in is under threat. I feel I need to speak now before it’s too late

  2. Quite the profound question. As of recent , I’d say yes. Not sure about the past. While I don’t attend church (can’t tolerate the noise, lights etc) I do speak to God and read my bible/pray twice a day. I try to live my life according to his world and help as many as I can. But I suppose that’s easier for me right now as I’m mostly confined to home.

    • God meets us where we are and understands better than anyone else when we are not able to go out. How are you doing? Are things still as rough?

      • Yes he does Michelle. Unfortunately no. This week has been more difficult than usual. A simple breakfast and dinner out to celebrate my birthday yielded more pain. Having an articled published yielded more pain. I keep being reminded that emotions are not tolerated as I pay for it soon after. I’m afraid I may become cold and distant

      • Well done on publishing an article. I’m glad you were able to go out. I am so sorry though that it is so painful for you. Really need God to break in and heal as it sounds like you are in one of those impossible situations He specialises in. Will pray for you again.

  3. I feel that there was time that was wasted. Time that could have been spent in ways that were pleasing to God. I am becoming more aware of my time and how I should spend it.

    • Hi Myra – yes we are called to “redeem the time”. I think we will never know what was productive or ‘wasted’ time until we get to heaven and see the grand view. I think we can resolve to live each day to the full and have fun along the way.
      Michelle

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