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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yeah, You're Religious

If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness. 2 Corinthians 3:9

I am not sure if anyone else has faced this before, being called 'religious'. Personally I know what the person is trying to say but I am NOT religious, I just love Jesus. When I think of religious people I think of people set in their ways. Unloving. No grace. Too many thou shalt nots. You know the Saduccee and Pharisee type who were legalistic about healing on Sunday or someone more concerned about rules and thou shalt nots than love, mercy,and grace. 

       Maybe a person who writes devotions and leads prayer groups seems religious but when we do these things we may be seen as 'religious' but I prefer to say "I just love Jesus" period!  Those who love the Lord need not go around acting like they are superior but we are supposed to be ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ, not the gospel of a particular church or religion. Just go show Jesus' Love and shine for Him!

      Don't be religious, but be in love with Jesus! 

PRAYER: Lord Jesus it is my desire to not come off as holier than thou but to be used to draw people to you. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

1 comment:

  1. Becky this is very interesting. I once was asked if I was religious by a person who was one of my bosses. I didn't know how to answer her. I said, "Yes." because I felt I knew what she meant. When her church closed, I invited her to come to ours but she had an elderly couple she was close to and they wanted to go somewhere else.