Not Understanding The Religion Concept   2 comments

I think I may be in the dark about religion. Looking back at all the blogs I’ve read – All the news articles I’ve read –  All the comments left in various places that I’ve read – All the comments and statements I’ve heard people say about it – I am now thinking that maybe I really have no idea what is being talked about.

How much do I really understand about something that I have never experienced myself? How much understanding do I get from only observing others’ experiences and listening to their thoughts and comments? What’s the validity of what others are saying the definition of religion is – both for or against it?

I would like to be an understanding and compassionate person towards others. And I do my best to be that. But I’m wondering how successful I can be in that endeavor. Of course, who’s definition of success am I using?

I don’t like to be called a religious person. From what I have gathered from observing others, I don’t like religion and I don’t want to be associated with it. But it also seems I am not able to totally disassociate from it due to the “comes with the territory” principle. Things are too interwoven to be completely separated from religion or at least the appearance of it.

Is it possible to be committed Christian and be completely separated from religion? I would very much like that to be possible. If I say I am religious, am I? If I say I am not religious, am I not? What about someone else? If someone else says I’m religious, am I? What if they say I’m not religious, am I not? Who really determines if someone is religious or not?

RELATIONSHIP – now that’s my thing. I LOVE my relationship with Jesus Christ. And I would give it up if I found someone who treats me better. About fifteen years ago I did go looking for something better than what I had. It was fueled by disappointment and unmet expectations. I couldn’t find anyone better, so I just said, well I might as well just stick with what I have and make the best of it. That’s when things really got bumped up to a whole ‘nother level. Another level that was exquisite and more than I could imagine. I just spent another two to three years in another valley, but this time I didn’t go looking for something else, just waited for things to change for the better. And last month, they finally did. Its been a miracle to me. I don’t know exactly what or how He did it, but He did something wonderful for me and to me.

Wish and pray everyone could experience this. Can’t cry too long when I see they don’t.

Posted January 14, 2015 by ladysheepdog in Inspirational Blogs

2 responses to “Not Understanding The Religion Concept

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  1. Religion and Faith are two separate things. Think about it, you can have religion without having true faith or even without having faith at all. Think about how much has been done over the course of history in the name of religion.. but not in the name of Jesus. As a Christian, you need to worship, you need the freedom you get when you worship with others.. but that is not religion.

    A simple explanation. I hope it helps.

  2. I really like this post. I don’t want to be a religious person either, I just really really love Jesus and want to continue to have this awesome relationship I have with him and to please him. because… just like you said there is nothing better, I spent my whole life searching for something just did not know it was him until I found him . I am so glad to hear that you stuck with him in your valley days and got that miracle 🙂 I just love to hear about how his does something wonderful to the lives of others! 🙂 God bless and glad to see your back to blogging 🙂

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