A Religious Thing

whether you eat or drink,
or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You have not left us alone, but You have given us Your Word so that we know what to do. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we neglect to trust and obey Your words and instructions for our life. Help us and teach us, LORD, how to faithfully live our life so that it is a testimony of Your great Love and Work. May all the glory go to You, precious LORD. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray. Amen.

She stopped her car, let down the window, and started talking with us. After exchanging a few words of no great importance she asked me if she had seen me do something specific the other day. I answered with a firm, “No.” to which she replied, “Oh, I thought it was you, but it must have been someone else then.” I nodded my head to confirm my standing on this particular issue again. Then she took me by surprise and asked, “This is a religious thing, isn’t it?” I did not like the expression “a religious thing” and answered her, “Sort of…”

It should be a good thing whenever people do take notice that there is something different about us — that we are into one or the other “religious thing.”

What are some of the things you are doing (or no longer doing) because of your faith in Jesus Christ? Do you explain them (and your reason/s for doing so) to your friends and family? If so, when and how are you doing that?

After asking one of our neighbors if one or both of his children would love to attend the kids club at our church he said, “No. Not really. We are not religious. We don’t believe in this kind of stuff.” How do you respond to something like that?

Today the words religion and religious are easily misunderstood and misused. This week’s posts will be about the religious life and being a religious woman.

Whatever you do, do all for the glory of God today.

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