In His Steps, by Charles M. Sheldon, explains 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?” This challenge was sparked after a shabby man, mourning his wife who had 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 mean by it. It seems to me there’s an awful lot of trouble in the world that somehow wouldn’t exist if all the people who sing such songs went and lived them out.” Are we like the Christians in that wealthy church? It’s easy to profess to love Christ and people, but our actions won’t show it if we don’t live our lives with the thought, “What would Jesus do?” Let’s determine to live this way and put it into practice every day!
A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. Charles Spurgeon