Monday, November 5, 2018
WWWD? By Sandra Fischer
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 (NIV)
In the 1990’s a popular acronym was “WWJD”. Believers were to ask the question it represented—"What would Jesus do?”— whenever they came to a crisis of faith along their spiritual journey. Of course, this left the answer open to speculation on what believers “thought” Jesus would do. A better question to ask might be one represented by the acronym, “WDJD”, “What DID Jesus do?”
He demonstrated the love of the Father by coming to the world in the flesh, by dying on a cross as a full atonement for all our sins and He arose in victory over death, so we who accept His gift of grace might live forever, clothed in His righteousness. He calls us to follow His example. He said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NIV) And, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 (NIV)
That should lead us to consider another acronym, “WWWD”. The question here is “What WILL we do?” Each day we have choices to make through our response to relationships with difficult people or troubling circumstances. Will we choose to love, to forgive, to pray for our enemies, to be grateful for what we have rather than having what we want, to be faithful in obedience to God regardless of how the world treats us? Will we do what Jesus did?
LORD, by your Spirit, help us to follow in your steps that we might be conformed to your image.
Sandra is a Faithwriters Platinum member, author of “Seasons in the Garden.” (New revised and updated) Contact