What is good has been explained to you, man;
this is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God.
– Micah 6:8
Formal religious worship is not enough for God
In other words, being religious is not enough,
even though it may indicate a reverence for God.
Religiosity basically implies that one is a follower of a religion – but a person can be religious without being spiritual.
God wants our love for Him to be a spiritual experience
and not a formality.
God urges us to love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength …and…to love our neighbour.
This involves our obedience towards Him,
which in turn means practicing justice and loving charity towards our neighbour.
Our religion sets us on the right path, and seeks to keep us there.
However, it is up to us whether to walk with the Lord, and learn and accept to live our lives under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
I can only claim to be a spiritual believer
when I learn the great value of living by the Spirit
– the true Spirit of the Living God
Jesus, I want to walk humbly with You.
Grant, my Lord, that I will always let myself go into Your arms, to be led by Your Spirit
into the wonder of walking Your realm on this earth,
with a heart full of love, and joy, and peace – whatever my circumstances.