A religious spirit can be defined as judgments about the authenticity of another person’s worship, judging others for failing to keep the form (ritual) we prefer.
We sometimes judge by the outward appearance: the way people are dressed, the decor, the volume or style of music. We may also judge by our past experience. It can be hard for us to believe that other people experience God in ways we haven’t experienced Him.
There is a difference between snap judgments and the gift of discernment. We may miss God’s authentic new wine when we’re too quick to say, “That’s not God!”
Continue to teach us how to remain un-offended by You, Lord.
Susan’s journal, Mar. 31, 2011