Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Why I hate religion but love Jesus...

This video Why I hate religion really resonated with me today. I can't really decide where I want to go with this blog but one thing that I know I want to write about is my journey with Jesus. My walk is far from perfect but so often I read something, hear something or God shows me something so profound that I have to share it. I feel like I cannot keep it to myself because what if my mistakes, my journey can make a difference to someone else?

I still have a lot of growing to do and I stumble daily. I fail miserably and fall short a lot. I ask for forgiveness, pick myself up and try again. I am okay with not being perfect. I shout at the kids (and hate myself for it afterwards) I complain about my husband not helping me around the house like I think he should, I get irritated at work... I am human and as long as I keep on trying to do better tomorrow its okay to make mistakes. The Bible says God's grace is made new every morning. New. Every. Single. Morning.

I strive to set an example for my kids and I apologise to them when I make mistakes and sin. We have discussions about everything. I'm honest when I don't know the answer to some of their questions. My biggest desire is to raise kids who knows Jesus. Children who has a relationship with Jesus and won't hesitate to admit it.

Some of the things in the video REALLY stood out to me for example, the difference between Jesus and religion. One is the work of God and one is a man made invention... There is a problem if people only know you are a Christian by your Face.Book...

Matthew 7:21-23 (NLT)
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’