The Day I Quit Quoting Verses

I can’t say I am a very religious person. I don’t read my bible as much as I should. I don’t go to church as often as needed or as I used to. At some point in my life, I started a blog called Pondered Thoughts. It is a place where I shared my thoughts and beliefs. This is a place where most often than not, I was a living testimony to God’s amazing power and grace. And every post, verse after verse proved just how much God’s words will always be a reminder of God’s love for us. I also published a book entitled, Finding God in the Ordinary – Embracing a God-Filled Life. But, what really makes someone a religious person or a good Christian? Is quoting Bible verses enough?

I am a true believer of Jesus Christ. I am a believer that He is my Savior. But, sometime, several months ago, I believed that there was more than just being able to quote the Bible. There is more to being able to sit in the pew every Sunday.

It is who we truly are as a person. Not what we say, but what we do. I can quote verse after verse but if I don’t practice what I am preaching, I am not only lying to myself, but also to you and to everyone else. I still have a long way to go, but everyday of my life, I strive to be a reflection of someone who knows Jesus Christ, in the way I talk, the words I use, the way I treat people and how I live my life. I believe that our actions and words or the lack of it, is more powerful than quoting verse after verse after verse.

In the end, I hope people will remember me not as someone who can quote the Bible but as someone who lived her life in a way that made them believe that there is good in people, whether they are a professing Christian or not.

Yes, I quit quoting verses. I am now (doing my very best) living it.




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