To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21
Good morning, friends.
There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, amour Honor, I am primitive. I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale." The judge asked, "Then how do you weigh the butter?" The farmer replied "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker."
What is the moral of the story? We get back in life what we give to others. Whenever you take an action, ask yourself these questions: "Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make?", "Am I loyal to my friends and family?", "Am I loyal to my church?" More importantly "What would Jesus do in this case?"
Rev. Henry Maxwell speaking slowly and determinately, yet not fully realizing the implications of what lay ahead of him, repeated his astounding proposition, "I want volunteers from First Church of Raymond city who will pledge themselves earnestly and honestly, for an entire year, not to do anything without first asking the question, "What would Jesus do?"
He never dreamed of the response he would receive when he challenged his congregation. Those who answered his call included the wealthiest and the most influential of his congregation; the newspaper editor, the town heiress, the young opera star, the president of the local college. For each of them it was a moment of decision, that would change their life and their city for eternity. But together they pledged themselves to a new step of faith that changed, not just a handful of people, but an entire town for good.
The above real incident is the abstract of the book 'In His steps' written by Charles M Sheldon. This timeless classic has blessed millions of people around the world, who have asked the vital question, "What does it really mean to be a Christian?" Are we ready to make and live a new discipleship? Are we ready to reconsider our definition of a Christian? What is it to be a Christian? It is to imitate Jesus. It is to do as He would do. It is to walk in His steps.
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