WWJD: What Would Jesus Do?

Philippines
September 4, 2007 7:23pm CST
Before proceeding to write about a topic for discussion, I usually browse my interests first and see if anyone has added on an interest that is similar to mine. I have around 80 interests and I'm just not so sure how many of those list only me as the person with such interest. I'm glad you clicked on this topic and in spite of the word "interest" being mentioned for four times, you're still interested to proceed and have reached this point in the bush. Ok, so I won't beat around the bush -- or the bush itself -- any further. ;') So, WWJD. What would Jesus do? I think that foremost to being Christlike is asking ourselves that question. How many of us here in myLot believe that Jesus was man-incarnate, that He has been sent by God so that we may live through Him? I see some hands raised, thank you. God loved the world -- His creation -- so much, that He sent Jesus to show us how it is to be fully human YET do not sin. When Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and the wilderness, Satan taunted and tempted him several times yet He did not succumb because He drew strength from His Father and used God's Word as ammunition against the devil. I am a growing Christian and I must say that I regret having rebelled after I graduated from college way back 1997. It took almost a decade for me to realize that things could have gone better for me if only I've been obedient and dependent upon God for courage and direction. What would Jesus do? Part of my struggles of being Christian is being a living witness of God's love -- even to the unlovable. Now that's something that isn't really easy on my own that's why I am glad that last 2004, through the Purpose-Driven Life, I went back on the right track and learned to appreciate the wisdom found in the Bible. I have come to know more about God and how it is to live to please Him and not myself or other people. What would Jesus do? Have a heart of compassion; a mind that's open to rebuke; ears that listen to others' opinion; eyes that see the good in others and the silver lining behind the dark clouds; lips that speak only of what will encourage and of truth that, even when it hurts, is for the good of the party/ies concerned; hands that heal with gentleness; a body that dresses not to entice or seduce and moves only appropriately; and feet that trod where God so wills it. It isn't an easy task but in living each day as it comes and "letting tomorrow worry for itself," I have learned -- and am still learning -- how to live a Christian lifestyle.
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
5 Sep 07
I enjoy reading what you wrote. I too have rebelled even as a child of God and gone my won way and had to return and repent and cry to God asking his forgiveness. Christianity is a practical life style - B -basic I - instructions B - before L - leaving E-earth. If we cannot abide by his words then we are lost and in darkness and automatically the prince of this world becomes our lord. One thing I am grateful for is that Jesus Christ is the King of all Kings, Lord of all Lords, God of all Gods and our Creator. So no matter what life throws at me I have joy and happiness in knowing that he watches over me. God bless and keep sweet in Jesus
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• Philippines
6 Sep 07
Thank you for your response, Sharon38. It really inspires me when I meet people who, like me, were 'prodigals.' It just shows how great God's love and mercy is and how He really desires for all His children to come to know one another and strengthen one another in faith. I am really looking forward to the Promise Land, that world where there will be absolute love, peace, righteousness and abundance. Happy posting, sister! :)
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
7 Sep 07
Hey there I was thinking that I only had one best response and it seems as if yours is my second. Thanks for choosing me as the best response. God bless
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Accepting Jesus Christ is the biggest correct decision you have made in your life! You have chosen SALVATION! I also have my own version of a prodigal son story, for I was once lost but now I was found. When I accepted Jesus Christ, becoming Christ-like is a process. It is painful especially if God is processing you when it comes to personal issues that you have to overcome in order to grow in Him. Life of abundance is through Jesus Christ, though the journey may have storms, rest assured that we have the promise that Jesus will be with us until the end of age. The challenge is that we have to fight a good fight of faith, for we are saved not by works but by grace through Jesus Christ. God bless!
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• Philippines
6 Sep 07
Jesus came "to seek and to save the lost," as the Bible has said. I see that you are still quite new to myLot, angzter86 and I count it a privilege to be among the 'first' set of discussions you've responded to. Thank you for your words of encouragement and may God be glorified in how we strive to share His message of love and salvation. Happy posting! :)
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I enjoyed reading your discussion. I couldn't have said it any better myself, and know truly what you are saying. I believe living a Christian Lifestyle is a daily work in progress for me. And also have to say it wasn't until about 5 years ago, though I've always been a believer, that I began to grow in this Christian Walk, and will never look back and I will always move forward in this walk.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Thank you for your response, terry! I am truly inspired when I get to meet people who share the same faith with me. I believe that myLot is just one of the myriad of ways where we can share God's message of love. All for His glory, and yes, there is no turning back! :)
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
5 Sep 07
I enjoy reading what you wrote. I too have rebelled even as a child of God and gone my won way and had to return and repent and cry to God asking his forgiveness. Christianity is a practical life style - B -basic I - instructions B - before L - leaving E-earth. if we cannot abide by his words then we are lost and in darkness and automatically the prince of his world becomes our lord. One thing I am grateful for is that Jeus Christ is the King of all Kings, Lord of all Lords, GOd of all Gods and our Creator. So no matter what life throws at me I have joy and happiness in knowing that he watches over me. God bless and keep sweet in Jesus