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A loving word about religion vs relationship….

I have a facebook friend, her name is Kathy Mote. I’ve followed her writings for years now, as she posts what God puts on her heart to say. In her I see relationship, and not religion, and its’ obvious to me her relationship with God is flourishing!

I am sharing what she posted on Facebook today, because it really grabbed my heart when I read it. My thought was, “What a loving way to address the subject of relationship over religion.” This is my heart and what I write about it my books, that relationship is everything! Particularily in my book “Grace to Grow.”

I’m trusting you will enjoy Kathy’s Post, and be truly blessed. -Laura

For days I have been heavy of heart, hearing a heavy message from our Father. I awake each morning dreading the release of this message, but as I surrender, He makes my heart right with Him. He said that in the absence of His very real presence, our thinking has too low of a ceiling. I am paraphrasing. He said you can’t tell people that, because they think they have Him right where they want Him in their religious thinking and they are comfortable with this.

The way we view the Bible in our carnal minds is superstitious. There is no power without Him. We see our natural environment as all there is, but He is the power that drives it. In short, our natural thinking and perspective is backwards and limited, fractured and fragmented but He is seamlessly powerful. His desire to bring us up gently and into His arms without signs and wonders and the knowledge of all things is also obvious. He greatly desires for our hearts to trust in Him.”

by Kathy Mote

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Religion has an ugly face…..

Yesterday I told someone my exciting news of What God had done (I was so full of Joy) and they gave me this dark evil look and tried to straighten me out with their big bible knowledge! What? so you are not happy for me? I have JOY PEACE and righteousness today! God’s kingdom! and you are not happy for me? Why is that? Judgemental    

The spirit of religion has a very ugly face. When you have joy in the Lord it wants to correct you, and point a withered finger at you and scold you. If you get closer to Jesus and you didn’t do it their way they will try to straighten you out.

Religion does terrible things to people and does not win anyone over to Christ. it makes people act like a know it all self-important bag of wind, and nobody is inspired to be closer to Jesus because of those who act like angry stodgy wind bags!

Does Jesus love them? Sure, but they won’t receive it. they are far too full of themselves and what they think they know! -Laura Grace

““But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.” Matthew 23:13 NKJV