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Some worship their leader, or their religion, instead of God. Others just find it easier to believe whatever they're told to believe.
Even scripture bears record that God doesn't always answer same way. He decides matters based upon heart and those He chose were often misfits who didn't have all skills but would depend upon Him. When people are spiritually held captive from serving God, it isn't God's doing. There's a lot of Pharaoh's out there.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and Father is this, To visit fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from world, Ja. 1:27.
So, unless our religion is pure and completely undefiled, maybe we need to be listening for God instead of telling Him what He believes.
Perhaps it would help us all to consider that anytime we are not listening for Spirit, walking in Spirit, following Spirit - we are sitting on God's throne.
Jesus preached Kingdom of God, not Christianity.
© by Joyce C. Lock http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.