My son and I used to discuss what these initials meant when he was younger and one day he made me something concerning it. Of course we know that WWJD means “what would Jesus do?” ” My son made me a sign that said WWJS?
What would Jesus say? He said “mom, we need to think about this too.” I have never forgotten this. Today, this all came back to me. How many times do we stop and think like this before we go somewhere, or eat, dress, talk, and so on? Ephesians 5:1 says: Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].
So if we get angry, or our feeling hurt, or feel offended, before we say anything, we need to think “what would Jesus do? What would He say?” Before going out, we need to stop and think if Jesus would go to the same place. Concerning what we watch and listen to, we need to think about if Jesus would watch that movie or listen to those lyrics in the music. We all need to do this, everyone of us. There have been times when I didn’t stop and think about what movie I was watching and as it progressed, I would feel the Spirit living inside of me and I would feel sad and knew that I had grieved the Holy Spirit which I never want to do.
Ephesians 4:29-31 explains it:
29 Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God’s own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).
31 Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
No matter what, let’s all do our very best to always think on and meditate on God’s word, which are His thoughts. We know that God does no,t and cannot lie, so everything that He has said we can trust Him. May God bless you all. Think on and learn how very much He loves you:)
May God bless you,
Written by: Donna Kiser