I am not religious
Since I have been in Peru, I have met a lot of people and they all ask why did I come to Peru and I have no other answer but God (how do you explain to someone who does not believe in God, that I left everything I knew to follow God, that He called me to be here). They usually respond with some thing about how I must be very religious to do that… I am not religious! Religion would me coming because I felt obligated to come or because I thought by doing this maybe God could love me more, or maybe I will get into heaven if I go to Peru for God. That is just it Gods love for me is not based on what I do or not do for Him, there is nothing that could possibly separate me from the love that God has for me. It is only be grace I am going to Heaven, which I can say with complete confidence, because I made the confession that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9) it is only by grace that I will spend eternity in His presence and your works can’t change that, it’s all about grace His grace! & because of all of that I can’t help but fall more in love with Him.
You see it’s not about religion at all, it’s a personal, intimate relationship with my Creator that I would not change for anything in this world. In other religions people need to go through someone who is more “holy” or more “spiritual” than them, or have to complete rituals to be able to make their requests known to their gods… that is not my God! My God loves when I come to Him, I can talk to Him whenever I want, just me and Him! My God knows me by name. My God sees me, He hears me. He loves me despite it all, all the times I rejected Him, denied there was a God, all the times I crucified Him again with my words and actions it did not for one second effect His love towards me. He still pursued
me and no matter how hard I tried to run in the opposite direction, when I finally hit rock bottom, feeling so hopeless and alone, He was there… waiting for me with His arms wide open, no condemnation no guilt just grace. That was the night I rededicated my life to Jesus & nothing has been the same since. There is nothing like having your own personal relationship with Jesus. That does not mean I never make mistakes, more often than not I mess up. But God is a God of never ending grace & I am so excited to live this life full out for Him and becoming the women of God I know He called me to be!
I am not religious, I am just so in love!!