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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Not many years ago, we watched as the WWJD craze swept through the Christian community. The bracelet-emblazoned theme "What Would Jesus Do?" was a valuable reminder to many people that we should consider the heart and mind of Jesus when making choices. As we seek to live in a way that honours the Saviour, it is appropriate to measure our attitudes and decisions against the example our Lord set for us.


Recently, however, I was in a church where I saw a slightly different message. This church's sign read, "WDJD- What Did Jesus Do?" That is indeed the more important question because our salvation depends on it.


What did Jesus do? He took the suffering and guilt for our wrongdoing and paid our penalty. He died and conquered death so we could live. We will never be able to fully consider what Jesus would do until we have embraced what He did do for us on the cross. ~ Excerpt from Our Daily Bread written by Bill Crowder


WE ARE SAVED NOT BY WHAT WE DO BUT BY TRUSTING WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE.


Here in Canada, we are celebrating the Thanksgiving weekend. I am reminded once again how blessed I am to live in a country where I can worship my God in freedom. We can gather peacefully around our tables and give thanks and enjoy the bounty before us.

I want to thank you all for your ongoing prayers on my behalf and that of my family. The situation has not changed but I am feeling better myself and more able to cope, knowing the Lord is in control!


Please join our wonderful hostesses Charlotte and Ginger for Spiritual Sundays. http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ and have a beautiful and blessed weekend in Him.


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

24 comments:

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Sandy,
That is a very good point What did Jesus do?? and after we have seen and accepted that.....it will sure make the difference to know what would Jesus do!!

Am glad you are feeling better, ah prayer what a wonderful gift....sometimes He calms the storm and sometimes He calms his child.
Sounds like He has calmed His child. So happy to hear that hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Lisa notes... said...

What DID Jesus do? Excellent. Thanks for sharing this perspective; may we never forget what He did for us. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Rhea said...

What a beautiful post Sandi :) I am grateful every day of what He did for us. That is so much more humbling and real than what WOULD He do. It is important to reflect on that often.

I have written notes and dates in my Bible of things that He has done in my own life. Prayers answered, Lessons learned, words spoken in due season, and days He just hugged me when I needed it. Those are the verses I reflect on when the enemy tries to steal my joy.

Continued prayers for you while you wait. :) And a Happy Thanksgiving !!! :) :)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Sandi, hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving weekend, I too am so thankful to have freedom of worship. May I never take this for granted.
Thank you for sharing ... What Jesus did. I am so glad of what He did for me.
I will be praying for you!
Blessings, and hugs,
Sue

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The finished work of Christ! AMEN!

Whidbey Woman said...

Hi Sandy, So happy you joined us again for Spiritual Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have had a great holiday weekend. Much love and blessings to you and your family. Peace, too. We all need peace these days :)

Sue said...

A lot of food for thought in this post. Wishing you peace on your Thanksgiving.

Terra said...

Happy THANKSGIVING to you, Sandi, and to all of my Canadian friends.
WDJD is a good thing to ponder, and a nice twist on the WWJD.
I like the C.S. Lewis quote on this blog, about tea and books.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
I came by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to catch up a little.
Congratulations on your 2nd blog anniversary- blogging does open up new doors doesn't it?
I am sorry to hear of family issues but glad you feel more strength to cope. I pray all will be well soon.
A good message again Sandi for Spiritual Sundays and pretty 'pinks' too.

Take care and have a lovely Thanksgiving Day.

Carolyn

Joan said...

Hi Sandy - I haven't visited you in a while, but I'm glad I stopped by today. Important point - what did Jesus do?

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and I'm saying a prayer for your family.

Blessings,
Joan

sarah said...

I know you're right...there was nothing I did...only what He did. It's all about grace...His grace. Stay strong okay.

sarah said...

Hi Sandi....just read your comment on my blog...I want you to know...I'm praying for you. He won't let you down. I know it. He'll take you through that 'tunnel' safely. When I was in the darkness I never knew He was right there with me....and you know what? He's right there with you too. Stay safe and strong okay. And I think...you already do shine. ☺

sissie said...

Hi Sandi,
What a beautiful post. Thank you for the blessing.

hugs
Sissie

Cathy said...

A great post, Dear ~ Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings ~

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,

This is a beautiful post! So so grateful for WDJD!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering....may God continue to give you stength and peace! I will be praying for you!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Judith said...

Hello Sandi - Thank you for the reminder - take care, lots of love and prayers come your way. Judith

Mevely317 said...

Oh!, I like this "rewrite" so much more than the original WWJD ... how energizing to look at something in a whole new light!

Sending my prayers to you and your family ... and wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen said...

Well said! Have a blessed Sunday!

Donnie said...

My sons had the WWJD bracelets and I was inspired one day when my oldest was twisting it around his wrist and said something like " I know what he would do but I just hope I can do it too". He's now a wonderful adult and I'm thankful that was part of the Lord's plan.

Charlotte said...

I remember the WWJD craze. And how before everyone figured out what those letters stood for people were trying to figure it out. I like the WDJD better. I hope you are having a Happy Thanksgiving. Before I started blogging I had never even given a thought to whether people in Canada celebrated Thanksgiving. I thought it was just an American thing. I'm glad you have Thanksgiving also. I've had you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Clif said...

Great post! Thanks for posting. I am glad you are feeling better. I will keep praying for you.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is true, I love that. I have not seen that yet hear where we live, I will be looking now.
God Bless,

Jacoba said...

Hi Sandi,
I have visited your blog twice and every time I am so moved by the picture of your friend Carol.
A lot to think about on your post and to reflect, but also beautiful roses to enjoy.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by to view my grandma's teacup.
Jacoba

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