Everyone has heard or seen the logo, “WWJD” at one point in our lifetime. I’ve always loved what it stood for because it asked the question, “What would Jesus do?” I love it because it reminds me to stop and think before I speak or act. It helps me to get my mind focused on the Lord, so that I can live my life pleasing to Him.
Before I got saved I was extremely wild. When I say I was a completely different person, I truly mean it. I used to drink with the best of them, slept around, partied, and cussed like a sailor. But when I got saved, something in me changed for the better. It was like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders and I could finally live my life in complete freedom.
When we come to Jesus in faith, believing that He is willing to save us from our sins and completely transform us, our lives and ourselves will change radically.
Jesus has the power to change each life for the better. Jesus’ mercy is never ending and will always be there to help us. Jesus is the way to a better life for each and every one of us, but we have to be willing to step out in faith and accept Him as our Savior. Jesus is waiting for those who want to come to Him to be saved and completely changed. How amazing is it to know that we serve a living God who is able to save us and completely transform our lives?
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
I know that scripture is very popular and almost everyone seems to know it, but it never gets old to read or hear. God loved us so much that He sent his only Son to die on the cross for our sins. Jesus didn’t just die on the cross for the Jews, but instead He died for ALL people and ALL generations to come! That is true love.
There is a saying that is really popular that says, “I’m a sinner saved by God’s grace”. This saying is one that I honestly can’t stand and I will tell you why. Once we become saved from our sins, Jesus has washed us clean and made us into new beings for Him. Why would we go back to our sinful life when Jesus just saved us from it? That doesn’t make any sense to me. You see, Jesus died on the cross for ALL sins, including the ones we committed before we came to the Lord to be saved. Once we come to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, our lives from then on out should be different.
Jesus didn’t die on the cross so that His grace couldn’t be powerful enough to keep us from sinning. Jesus died on the cross so that we could live a life free from sin for an eternity.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
This scripture tells us that when we come to Christ, we become made new and all of who we were before is passed away. Jesus literally gives us a fresh, new beginning for our lives. When we come to Him with open hearts and a willing spirit to change, Jesus will wipe away the sins from our lives and free us from their chains. Why would we ever want to put those chains back on us again?
Psalm 26:2 says, “Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.”
Psalm 139:23-24 says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” “And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
I’m not perfect and there are days that I let my anger get the best of me. We are all human and we will all stumble from time to time because that’s just in our nature. But we should not sin willfully everyday and continue to think that our walks with God are going to be okay. It is important for us to self examine ourselves in prayer everyday, that way we can ask the Lord to take anything out of our lives and our hearts that is between us and God. You see, we can’t see what is on the inside of our hearts, but God does. We need to be willing to go to Him in prayer everyday, asking Him to show us if there is anything in our lives that shouldn’t be there and if there is, that God will take those things from us and cleanse us.
The Lord’s grace is truly sufficient enough for each of us that we can live a life free from sin. I know for many people it is hard to picture a life without sin, but it isn’t impossible to live. Jesus came to earth to show us the right way to live. It is by our Savior’s example that we can live a sinless life full of God’s grace and holiness.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 says, “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
What would Jesus do? That is a question I keep close to my heart because it helps me to evaluate the things that I do each day. When we begin to put our focus on the Lord and on His ways, we will want nothing less than living a life full of Christ.