We have a question for all of us! A very important question that should take more than just a moment of thought. One that should piece our very core just at the thought of it. Are you ready for the question? How is it going to make you feel when you ask your self this question? Let’s find out.
What if you stopped for a moment or two before you make a decision, before you spend the money, before you respond back to your husband or children, before you share the gossip that is burning a hole in your tongue, before you allow your self to partake in the secret sin that you think no one knows about… Have you stopped and asked yourself, “What would Jesus do?” Think about it: “What would Jesus do?”
Take a few minutes and judge yourself by these words, “What would Jesus do?” Are you under conviction already? Is God showing you areas that need to be corrected? Are there areas in your marriage that these words pierce in your heart?
A friend of mine recommended a book called, “In His Steps” by Charles Sheldon. First published in 1896, it is available for free online at:
Our walk (or so we call it) was shaken apart after reading the first two chapters. We saw ourselves as so much less than who we could or should be! We are ugly, stinky and yucky for a lack of better words. There are no good words to describe us if it were not for the cross and the Blood Jesus shed for us!
If you take this challenge/pledge you to will be forced to see yourself through different eyes. It’s not going to be easy. You will most likely find yourself on the floor in sorrow and shame.
But don’t let your heart faint. There is good news. Each day you are in the pledge, you will grow in your understanding and love for God and His creation. You will change along with every relationship you hold close to your heart.
A successful marriage starts with us! If we are on track with God doing things that He wants us to do, desires us to do, everything else in our lives will follow suit.
Reading this means you are willing to take the challenge.
Here are the rules:
1. To pledge ourselves to do everything in our daily lives after asking the question, “What would Jesus do?” regardless of what may be the result to us.
“For here unto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21
2. When you come to a place in your day where you are not sure what Jesus would do, listen to the Holy Spirit for the right answer even when it’s not the popular answer or causes others to turn against you because of what you do. Sometimes walking it is the hardest part. Trust God…He is the one leading you!
“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 1 John 2:6
3. Share your stories here. Comment with what is happening to you as you “Walk Like Jesus Walked” so we can encourage one another in our pledge.
We look forward to hearing from those who take the pledge with us!
Cherie and Rebecca ♥
Ok, so I woke up this morning and was hit with the pledge before my feet even hit the floor. What would Jesus do first thing in the morning? He would spend time with His Father. Me, I hit the floor running getting ready for my little ones that I watch each day. I usually get my time with God in the morning but lately it hasn't been until my assistant Mary gets here and takes over the kids and I'm able to retreat away. God knew what today was going to bring. I got my WOW Bible out and listened to the nagging feeling in my heart that I needed to take my time with God.
God showed me two things that I need to meditate on. So thankful for this.. then.. I get a call from Mary that she is sick and can't come in today.. God knows what he's doing. :o)
So, this has been the first two hours of my day. How is everyone else doing? I look forward to your reports!
Thanks for joining in iFellowship! We always love to see your link up. I love your blog! Thanks again.
Visiting from iFellowship! I love your blog! I'm going to follow! I would love for you to come and see me @ Living Above Ministries!
Have a great Wednesday!
Thanks Meghan. I pretty much enjoy everything you do girl! Your hands are golden. :o)
I saw you on iFellowship as well. Your blog title is what caught my attention. I love ministries that have to do with God and women. As you can see this is what we are all about. I bet we were on each others blogs at the same time!
So glad to have you. I'm following you as well!
I've had so many moments like that over the past year. My most recent "biggie" was the day I finally signed the divorce papers with my now ex-husband. I cried and prayed and begged God to prevent it, and he had already delayed it over and over again. And sitting in the parking lot, I asked God what to do. And I heard yet again – to "let him go".
Not what "I" wanted – but I now totally believe was for the best.
I hate divorce, I don't think it's right…nor beneficial….BUT…sometimes…it is the best thing to allow to happen.
I kept thinking of the Rich Young Ruler and how Jesus told him what it would take, and then the man just walked away. Jesus could have kept tugging and pulling and begging, but he didn't. He loved him still, but he let him walk away.
I love my ex husband still, but I know now our marriage was not what God wanted in the first place and my disobedience throughout the marriage didn't help it. Now, letting that go and letting him walk away..it's the best thing I can do.
Wow! What a powerful thought. Thank you so much for the convicting, yet encouraging post. I am now one of your followers and can't wait to visit often. Please stop by my blog as well. Now off to the blog hop…..
Oh Katie, my heart goes out to you sweet friend. Your situation isn't an easy one. Even in sin God gives us mercy and grace.
Take heart my sweet friend. As you pray and seek Him, He will take all of this and bring Glory to His name and working it all out for your good!
Love you Katie and praying for you each time God puts you on my heart! :o)
So excited to have you as a PWC member. Please share your thoughts with us. Rebecca and I love to hear from everyone. We are grateful to God that He would call us to take this journey together. I can see from your blog that you are a great addition!
Blessings to you and your family,
Today hasn't been the day I had planned, but I have seen God's hand on it in big and small ways. Mostly, though, I have heard God's voice reminding of a couple of things: I need to laugh more and I need to focus on being quiet when I feel frustrated. I was able to do that tonight and watched as God turned a situation that could have ended with misunderstanding and hurt feelings into an opportunity to laugh. God is so good!
As I've read through the comments, dear friends, it is wonderful to see how God is working in us and through us across miles, time zones, and life circumstances. His provision in our lives is so mighty and wonderful and always right on time! I'm rejoicing as I ponder His greatness and as I lift you all up in prayer, I am confident that He is moving in circumstances to move us from where we are to where He wants us to be. His grace is amazing.
Katie, I'm praying for you. I know that as you keep your eyes on Jesus, that you will see His purposes fulfilled in your life!
With much love,
i just came across your blog and read this post – and after an extremely discouraging day as a wife and mama i am so ready to take this pledge and looking forward to the encouragement and accountability that a place like this will bring!!
Hi Kimberly, we are so excited to have you join us at PWC and join the pledge. Please come back each day when you have time and share what's happening in your walk.
Looking forward to hearing from you again as you start your pledge.
Each day has been a different day with Jesus. Yesterday was no exception.
First service was leaving and second was coming in.. God reminded me that we are standing on Holy Ground..His Inner Courts. We are in His sanctuary..
In the OT only the priest were allowed into the Inner Courts. The Jews would travel for days to get to the Temple only to be allowed to walk up to the steps. The Bible tells us they would Praise God, worship and pray right there..
We live in the new testament.. We don't have to stand out side of our sanctuaries. We are free to walk in right? What God showed me at this point took hold of my heart….
What do we do when we walk in? We hug our family members. We check on each other to see how they are doing. We say hi and shake hands or hug (I hug) our visitors and welcome them. Though all of this is good, what is missing? What would Jesus do? This is the question I was asked…
God spoke to my heart and said, If you will come into my sanctuary with reverence for me on your heart, seeking me and only me, I will hear your cries and answer them… I didn't get the feeling that God is upset that we love on each other. He has called us to do this.. Love one another as Christ loves the church.. however, I do understand that God is calling us to a deeper relationship with Him.. Calling us to seek Him and only Him.. where better to do this than our sanctuaries..
I would love to see what would happen if His Church did just this.. Walk into His sanctuary with only Him on their hearts.. going straight to the alters to spend time with Him, seeking Him and lifting our cries to Him.. what would happen to our services? What would happen to our Pastors, worship leaders, worship teams, Ushers, prayer teams, sound people..
What Would Jesus Do Then……