God’s Girl

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 (NLT)

I’m not a rule following kind of girl. Growing up, I was pretty rebellious. I felt like I was always in trouble but that usually didn’t make me follow the straight and narrow. I remember the day when God called and said, “Follow me.” I said, “No thanks, I’m not a rule following person and most churches are all about the rules.” God said, “Don’t follow the rules. Get to know me. That’s all I ask.” I have to admit I wrestled with this for a bit because all I’d experienced were the rules. But I said, “OK. No rules but I will get to know you.” That started a relationship that has spanned many years. It hasn’t always been pretty on my part but God has been faithful in showing up and showing me who he is. I still am not a rule following kind of girl but I am a God girl. What I’ve learned about God is that he obliterates the rules we humans have put into place.  He demolishes them with his unwavering love. He is my kind of God. And I’ve learned that it’s much easier to follow someone you love than to follow the rules.

–Elaine Kapetanakis

Written by Diane Levy


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