Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Are you religious?

I was described at one time as being
"from the religious side of the family".
What was meant by the statement....was that this person didn't want me to know what kind of lifestyle they were living....because I went to church....tried to live know....I was "religious".

You know how us religious folk can be, don't you? Occasionally we judge those who aren't living up to our standards!!! We go to church "religiously".....we think it's terrible that others don't attend church every time the church doors are open. We get involved in everything that we can so that others can see just how "religious" we are. We occasionally...when we're not too busy doing other "religious" our Bible...every once in a while we might let somebody know how we've been blessed.   We can be religious about most anything....watching a favorite TV show....not wanting to miss a game played by a favorite team...we can even get really religious about the food we eat!!!

You know what I've decided???  
That I don't want to be labeled as "religious".
I want to be known as a child of God!!!  I want others to see Christ in me....not how many things I'm involved in that are considered "religious"....or how much scripture I might can quote (although it's important to study our Bible)....I just want others to know....that I love my Lord...and He loves me!!
What better way to be known?
Isaiah 64:6 (NLT)
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. i don't call myself a "baptist" i call myself a christian. i agree...i don't think you should say they are religious....there are sisters and brothers in christ that have their walk so much closer to mine, you know..

    anyways. when i comment, my comments are all over the place, but i understand what i'm trying to say!


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