Religion vs. Relationship

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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

We have all heard the expression that Christianity is a relationship not a religion.  I agree with this statement 100%.  You can’t develop a relationship without spending time with someone daily and getting to know their characteristics, personality and heart.

I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. Psalm 135:5

That is why I believe learning to see God at work in your everyday life is so important.  Once you begin to notice Him around you everyday you feel His presence and you want to get to know Him more.

Seeking Him becomes a priority.  It is important to read the bible because that is where you learn about God’s character.  When you understand who He is, what His promises are and what His heart desires for you – you will begin to crave more time with Him.  These two very important things (studying scripture and feeling His presence) coupled with prayer or conversations with God will take you to another level in your walk with Christ and closer to discovering His purposes for you.

I don’t remember the movie, but I remember Eddie Murphy was the main character.  He said, “If lovin the Lord is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!”  Well, that pretty much sums it up for me.  How about you?  Are you ready to dig a little deeper . . . take the road less traveled . . . stand on the mountaintop . . . and lay it all down before the One who created all things?

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelations 4:11

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