In His Steps, by Charles M. Sheldon, tells of a challenge given by a pastor to his people to pledge for one year not to do anything without first asking the question: “What would Jesus do?” The pastor was inspired to task his people when a shabby man mourning his wife who died in poverty, stumbled into a wealthy church and addressed the congregation. He said, “I heard some people singing at a church prayer meeting the other night: ‘All for Jesus! All for Jesus! /All my being’s ransomed powers; /All my thoughts and words and doings, /All my days and all my hours.’ I kept wondering as I sat on the steps outside just what they meant by it. It seems to me there’s an awful lot of trouble in the world that somehow wouldn’t exist if all people who sing such songs went and lived them out.”… How would wonderful would our community or country be if all Christians including pastors live out what we sing and read in the Bible. This year, let’s live our lives with the thought, “What would Jesus do?” Let’s put it into practice every day.
“What Jesus would do, and how He would do it, may always stand as the best guide.” ~ Charles Spurgoen.