Religion vs. Relationship

Religion tells you that you have to perform or follow rules of man or tradition to please God and to be right with Him. Relationship knows that you could never do enough but you also don’t have to because it was already done for you 2000 years ago – grace. Religion makes you feel like you have to fit into a certain mold, usually man made. Relationship knows that God loves you just the way you are and accepts you with all your flaws. It tells you, you are free to be who God made you, unique and amazing. Religion brings judgment. Relationship gives love. Religion tells you that you have to go to church and go through the motions. Relationship knows that being in a church day and night won’t make you a Christian any more than being in a garage will make you a car (Joyce Meyer) and it makes you want to go to church because you love Him, you love His presence and you love to worship Him. Religion tells you, you have to read the bible 12 hours a day, memorize it and pray on your knees all day as well. When you have relationship, you talk to your Father all day long and you don’t read the Word because you have to, but because you want to and you let it change you from the inside out. In relationship you don’t do things because you have to. You do them because you want to out of love because He first loved you. So, bust out of religion and be free to embrace an amazing relationship with your Heavenly Father. #religionvsrelationship