True Religion


The Bible tells us that true religion is helping orphans and widows (James 1:27).  They are a category of the vulnerable and oppressed in society, and we are called to show them love…the kind we were shown that we did not deserve.

James, as a book, is very challenging about making sure our faith has hands and legs as well as mouth.  John also exorts us that love is not by word, but we must serve God and show love in ‘deed and in truth’ (1 John 3:18).  James explains it further by explaining the futility of good wishes without action, challenging those who would fold their arms and pray for the needy that they ought rather to do something about that need (James 2:16)!

Therefore, I am compelled to act, and not just dream.  I know that when I no longer care to act for change, I have become a part of the problem.  Hence, my desire to practice true religion is my primary reason for chosing to help the less privileged.  I can’t do everything, but I can do something.  Not that I am good of myself, but I desire to be perfect as my Father in Heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48).  And He will help me.

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    • I don’t think I understand your question: why God? My instant response is “why not God?” I have an unshakable faith in God, because it is not based on my feelings or circumstances. I know from experience that He is real. My motivation is from knowing that He is a Good and Gracious God, and I not only trust Him, I want to be like Him. Trustworthy, compassionate and faithful. I don’t know if I have answered your question, but feel free to ask again, more explicitly. Cheers!

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      • I guess I have grown up in a Christian family and recently questioned the real proof of Christianity. I’m not sure if I believe it or not, and I’m not sure how to work it out. It’s been a bit stressful lately because I don’t know what I believe. Not sure if you have anything to add to me.

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      • FHFS, I really hope that I have something to add to your understanding, that will grow the little faith you have. I hope you find my blog refreshingly different, and that you can relate with some of my dilemmas. I come across as an experienced teacher, but I’m still learning everyday, and the blog is like my notepad, it stores those lessons in a way that I never forget them. God isn’t offended by your questions. He will reveal Himself too you if you’re sincere.

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  1. This is inspiring Ufuoma. God recently revealed to us his daughters that to know God is to love others as ourselves. Our Lord Jesus Christ showed his disciples how he would like them to treat others by washing their feet. As christians we are called to serve, reach out to the needy and generally touch the lives of people we come in contact with positively.

    I am glad you have chosen the part of true religion and in doing so, spreading the love of God to others. Will be back to read your blog in more depth as time permits. God bless you

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