I think that one of the things in my life that truly became a road block was religion. I had been brought up as a Baptist…a very strict one and because I was so deeply connected to this “form of religion;” I found it difficult to connect deeply with God…especially during the very hard and difficult days I endured.
As I look back on those moments, I see my Baptist faith, as though it was lifeless and a set of rules that only dictated my life, rather than allowing me to truly experience the fullness of Christ. I have come to see that when we make religion our god; then the true and living God is being blocked from our lives.
Once I let go of my Baptist faith and saw myself as a simple Christian; that is when I was able to find a way to connect more deeply with God, which truly helped me to overcome the very trying moments in my life.
Today, we must realize that we can’t live with a “form of Godliness” that contains no power. Just stop and think about this…can religion save us…heal us or even heal the brokenness within? I say… “No!” Only God has the power to reach down deep within the soul and mend what has been broken. I truly believe that once we are willing to let go of religion and our own man made ideas; that is when the power of the Most High God will move in and do a great work within us!! Praise Him!!