“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
We are living in some trying times. There are more perversions, tribulations, and corruption than at any other time in history. We, as the Body of Christ, must develop some backbone during this time, or we’re going to fall as quickly as the house that was made out of Sand.
Mathew 7:24-27, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Which house are you right now? Are you the house built upon a rock, or the house built upon sand?
I would like all of us, together, to participate in something I feel is very important. If you’re willing to participate in this with me, please click like below, and then on the end date of this challenge, come back to this link and write about your experience. What I am hoping for is that by the end of this challenge, we will still continue living out the guidelines regardless.
Are you ready? Good. Here is the challenge, and it’s quite simple. For exactly one entire week from this day and time of you’re seeing this post, I challenge you to ask yourself in every thing you think, speak, and everything you do, ‘What would Jesus say? What would Jesus think? What would Jesus do?‘ It’s that simple.
Now, let’s go one step further. No matter what it is you see, feel, say, or do, after thinking of what Jesus’ response would be, you are to act on it just the way you feel Jesus would. If you see someone somewhere in need, do you walk past them or stop and offer help? If you’re angry with someone, do you blurt out angry words, or loving words? Do you hold on to that anger, or give it to the Lord? Do you make peace with someone even if you don’t feel you’re in the wrong? Can you let go of your pride in a situation and humble yourself? If you have a little extra money, do you do something good for someone with it, or hold on to it and spend it on yourself? There are so many more examples of what I mean, but I think you get the picture. Here, this is the easiest…in ALL things, what would Jesus do?
If you’re watching a worldly television show that you can’t see Jesus watching, are you willing to give it up for one week? And after a week, will it be as important to you? If you’re fornicating with someone (sex outside of marriage), are you willing to give it up for one week, and hopefully, forever? If you’re getting angry because you’re always in a hurry and things just seem to go wrong and slow you down, are you willing to respond differently, as you imagine Jesus would respond?
I am hoping so many of you will reblog this and that we can all stand up together and do this thing for at least this one week as a family for our Lord. After all, what would Jesus do?
Here is my start date: 9/7/2012, 2:30 p.m. I will be coming here daily and posting my success/failures. I hope you will too! If you press LIKE, meaning you’re doing this with me…please leave a note with your start date and the start time. Also, would be great if you left a daily note here about your success. If you have trouble doing that, please feel free to email me at Lyn.Leahz@att.net and I’ll post it for you! God bless you abundantly for participating with me in this.
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