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  • Writer's pictureAnnaly Mawire

From Religion to Reality

I'd been a Christian my whole life and it wasn't until I experienced His power that I went from knowing about God to truly knowing God.

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Out of a Religious Lifestyle to His Reality

Have you ever felt drained and unfulfilled with the Christian life?

Are you unable to resolve how the "big God" that you read about is so small in your life? Are you done with churchianity, with the prayer rituals and the ineffective church groups? And there's an inkling inside of you that saying that there has to be more to this Christian life.

If you're watching and nodding, yes, in agreement, let me just tell you, "Yes! There is so much more to the Christian life." These were the exact same questions and problems that I was facing. And I'm so glad that God encountered me in such a profound way that brought me into the reality of His power.

Just a little back story. I'm a pastor's kid. I had an overdose of church, and in my limited understanding of God, I considered myself a Christian. I tried to walk the Christian life. Even out of high school, I went to a Bible college, a seminary, and that was when I first felt the sting of religion.

But it wasn't until a few years ago that God encountered me in such a profound way that, at that time, it was the worst thing that could have happened to me, I look back now and I say, thank you, God.

See, the enemy had attacked me with full force. I lived in complete fear and despair. I'd prefer to sleep rather than face reality. I was physically sick. I felt like my body was going to give out, and I just lived in complete dread.

I had no hope. There was nowhere to go. I had nothing that I could do to help me in this situation. I remember one night I just cried out and I said, Jesus, Jesus. That was all I could say.

It was like He spoke to me and I heard Him say, "Begin to believe my Word." And my question was, "What do you mean, God? I've been a Christian my whole life. I've believed in You. I've believed your Word."

And again, He said, "Begin to believe my Word." So the days that followed, God revealed His Word to me. All of those things that I had just mentally agreed to at church, that I had just mentally believed, I began to own for myself.

He showed me that those promises that He had were written specifically for me. That I had the peace of God that passes all understanding. That greater is the One that's in me than the one that's in the world. That He did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

That I was healed by the stripes of Jesus. I began to own those promises, and I made the conscious decision to believe His word above every symptom that I felt in my body, above every negative thought and emotion that would overwhelm me.

I began to focus and believe only His word. I meditated on them day and night, constantly confessing them. Now I can tell you I am completely free. I am full of joy, and the most beautiful thing that happened was that I experienced the power of the living Word in my life.

I went from knowing about God, to knowing God. I experienced Him. I know He is real. I know His word is true because I have lived it. See, churchianity and religion just isn't cutting it anymore. The church is powerless right now.

They have a form of godliness without the power. They've limited the Holy One. The church is just a corporation now, filled with religious people whose faith does not go beyond being identified with a denomination. They're Christians in name only.

The church lacks the teaching of the power of the Word of God, and we Christians are ill-equipped to face the attacks of the enemy. The Lord is saying, "Come out of her, my people." My mission is to bring the truth of God's power and create a place where you, too, can encounter the power of God in your life.

Along with my worship music, I'm creating this space where I can provide you with tools, encouragement , resources and the power of God for you to breakthrough. God is saying, "Come out, come out of her my people, walk in the power that I have given to you."

I hope that you follow along in this journey with me. I'd love your support. Follow me on social media for more, and sign up for my newsletter and get your own Identity Promises PDF for you to unlock who you are in Christ and the power He has given to you!

That inkling was correct. There is so much more to the Christian life, so much more to our knowledge of God! I encourage you to take this journey with me.

God has so much more for you! We have barely scratched the surface and what He has down for us and has given us.

Let's walk together and see the power of God in the land of the living!

God bless!

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