We all remember this bracelet fad from the mid to late 90’s. And for many of us, it really was just that -a fad- and nothing more. The other day I came across one of these bracelets and my first thought was, “Cool! I haven’t seen one of these in years!” But then I began to think about the acronym someone somewhere created years ago and what it was truly meant to be.
I’m sure it wasn’t meant to be just a passing fad that everyone from your pastor’s son to the town drunk indulged in for a short period of time, wearing the colorful bracelets on their wrists. It was meant to be a question for us to seriously ponder on before any move we made or word we spoke. What would Jesus do? Before we act on any situation, before we respond to unkind words, before we drive by the homeless man looking for a ride, before we ignore the girl crying in the Walmart parking lot, before we continue to pass on a rumor that isn’t true, before we refuse to help our neighbor in need, before we do anything, we should consider what exactly it is that Jesus would do.

I realized how important it is that I start taking this question seriously in my own everyday life and experiences. Before I act in any situation that I’m in, I should think about how Jesus would handle it. If I am to be a reflection of Him, then I have to be like Him. And if I react the way He would, if I look at things the way He sees them, if I only speak what He would, then things will be a lot easier in my life. I would set a much better example for those around me and especially for my kids. I would be happier and not so miserable.

After my blast from the past with this rainbow W.W.J.D. bracelet, I decided I would start wearing it again, but for a better reason now. Who cares if the fashion statement has passed or if it’s out of style? Not me. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about making the right choices and decisions in day to day living because I know what Jesus would do, and my desire is to be like Him.

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Emily editor

Emily is a wonderful mother of two beautiful girls. She is teaching them to serve God with all their hearts. Emily is also a wonderful wife to an anointed pastor in western Kentucky. She is a wonderful helpmate both spiritually and physically in her husband’s ministry. She is dedicated to God and to spreading the gospel and Love of Jesus. (Written by her husband, Markus. ;) )

  • Asking ”WHAT WOULD JESUS DO”” should never be just a passing fad, if we asked before we acted what a better outcome we would have before every situation we go through, Seem’s none of us take the time any more in this fast paced world, we’d rather spend days trying to fix the problem instead of going to the problem fixer in the first place……This is good food for thought….I hope everyone reads this one…

  • Karen Coleman

    I need pray for strenght also need help financal help my bills are high my pay is low i need a blessing from the lord thank u

    • I will be praying for you, Karen. May God lift you up, give you strength, meet your needs, and comfort you. In the name of Jesus!

    • Karen, I’ve have been there and done that many of times. As my mother-in-law/Pastor’s wife says, “I’ve been there, done that, bought that t-shirt and wore it!” All I know is it essential to rely on God and trust Him. He has always taking care of my family and I and met every need. It may not have been on my time, but it was never too late. Just today I was reminded of this scripture that I cling to in situations like this, “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.”- Psalm 37:25
      I hope this helps and I’ll be praying for you 🙂