Is Your Lifestyle Bible-Based or Religion-Based?

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Wow.

That’s the best word I have to describe what the Lord has been showing and teaching me lately. Is this what it’s like to go from Glory to Glory? Everything I thought I ever knew about the Lord and the Word is being challenged and wrecked. 

I wasn’t sure what to write about today. Normally I have a word burning in me, but today I had to seek the Lord to find out what He wanted me to share. 

I had been going through some struggle and felt I might not make it out. On the outside, my life was great, but my spiritual warfare was intense behind the scenes. Satan knew I was about to learn the Truth and he wanted to do everything in his power to stop it. The Lord had foreshadowed of things to come for me, but I didn’t realize it would be in this manner. For once in my life (ouch, it hurts to say that), I truly sought after the Lord and what He wanted for me. It didn’t take long before He began to show me things I never thought I needed to know. 

I rarely read the Word for myself… (blunt honesty). I went to church, I “prayed,” I believed what I was taught by those I assumed were right with God. But I never challenged it against the Living Word. I didn’t really seek the Lord deeply for myself. I never questioned what I was taught or listened to. The Lord was drawing me to Himself. He had me quit my job, stay at home, and seek Him. He put me in the one place I said I’d never be: back in my hometown as a stay at home parent. Where would I go from here? Would I be angry and stay complacent, or would I seek the reason the Lord brought me here? 

The Lord has a reason for everything. Do we love Him enough to seek those answers? I can almost guarantee you have adopted some truths that aren’t really Bible based. This blog is an encouragement to seek the Lord for yourself. Open your mind enough to accept the possibility that you have probably been taught some wrong things. Drop the spirit of religion and your learned behaviors. Seek the Lord with everything you have; read the Word as much as you can; and saturate yourself in the Lord’s presence. It is no secret we are living in the last days. We need the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, more than we ever have. 

I included some bible verses below I felt the Lord wanted me to share. This is a different blog, no doubt about it, but it is one the Lord wants out there. If you are reading this, make no mistake, it was meant just for you! Now go and learn the truth… “and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matt 28:19-20) 

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This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. – Jeremiah 29:10-14

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:31-36


Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is an accomplished individual who has experienced a lot of life in her short 28 years. 

At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way.

Hannah is a married momma, and works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.

She is an avid hiker, traveler, and loves to laugh and drink coffee no matter the time of day. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.

To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”

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