Then Sings My Soul Saturday: Authentic vs Religious

Alyssa sent this to me a while ago, and I thought it was brilliant! So many people are focused on being religious that you lose sight of authenticity in Christ. Christ is about relationships, not about labels. Actually, attaching one of those labels to myself and my faith relationship makes it seem too scripted for me!

Being a follower of Christ is very simple to accept. The path our lives take sometimes is complex…a lot of times it seems unbearable! But, it's the relationship we have in our hearts for Christ – for others – that make the burdens and trials easier to get through. Thank God Himself, we aren't labeled as “religious” or “WWJD” like this clip jokes about. Those terms definitely have their place, but I don't see the effectiveness in my relationships because they are so “played” out.

I have many prayers for my family's relationship with Christ. So many in my family aren't believers. I got a piece of advice from a sweet lady at our church and she said “We have to love them before we can share Jesus with them.” I firmly believe that. There aren't labels on my relationships with my friends or my God. I want to show my family/friends love, hopefully be some sort of light (even in my craziest of moments – that's authenticity), and then show them what Jesus has done for me. Oh, Praise His Name! There is so much to tell!!

If you want to hear some great messages about God's authentic love for you, click here to visit Amy @ Signs, Miracles and Wonders.

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 28, 2009

6 Comments

  • A Cowboy's Wife - February 28, 2009 @ 6:28 am
    1

    I posted this on my blog too! I thought it was soooooo funny and represented how I feel when approached by people trying to “save me”. And of course, I found it through Alyssa:)

    Sadly, I only got a couple of comments but oh well.

    L8R

  • Le - February 28, 2009 @ 3:22 pm
    2

    I love your Sat. posts. I could not agree with you more. It is so much about the relationship and not the religion. my brother is a missionary and has been all over the world. read his note here on facebook. i love what he wrote. here it is
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=45508287156
    http://www.thedomesticchick.blogspot.com

  • Darlene - February 28, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
    3

    Amen!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Darlene

  • cassie - February 28, 2009 @ 5:55 pm
    4

    You were right this was inspiring! I have found myself being very angry with God lately. Well, not angry with God but the people who push him on me. My family is totally and completely catholic. I don’t think they understand my need to have a more personal relationship with Jesus. Sometimes it is hard to understand beliefs that are not your own. Still, faith is something that gets you through!

  • Stacie - March 01, 2009 @ 12:57 am
    5

    Wow, that’s a good one! I will definately share that on my blog too.

  • Marianne Thomas - March 01, 2009 @ 6:16 am
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    He walks with all of us and just wants us to shine in the world.

    It’s easy to wear a bracelet or slap a bumper sticker on your car; it’s way harder to truly listen to what God wants you to do…and then do it.

    Keep shining, friend. You touch a lot of souls here at MS.

    ;-)

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