Sunday, January 22, 2012

Why do you believe in God?

I have always had a belief in God.  I believe that we are his children, that he loves us, and that he has a plan for us to return to live with Him and our families again.  This belief has brought me a lot of peace and happiness over my life.

It helped me so much, that for two years I chose to spread that message.  During those two years, and since, I met so many amazing people!  They came from many faiths and denominations, but all had been impacted by the beliefs in God(s).  I loved talking to them and being able to hear how that belief had blessed, or changed their lives.

I love learning about people, and what they believe.  I have taken world religion classes, and continue to enjoy learning about what people believe and why.  I have not been able to have these discussions as regularly, so I thought I would write this blog post today to hear what you have to say.

In my studies I have found it interesting how much we all have in common.  How you can look around the world, even in some of the most remote places, and find a belief in God.  I know that this is a very personal topic, but I would love it if you would share with us your belief.  I would also like to know how your belief in God has helped you in your life, how you came to that belief, and how it may have changed throughout your life.  You are also more than welcome to post why you do not believe.

I am also very aware of all the bad that has been done in the name of God throughout our history.  This is not a post to discuss that.  Personal attacks will not be tolerated from either side, and will be deleted.  It is a shame I even have to post that. This topic is just something that has a big impact on my life, and I would love to hear how it has impacted you.

5 comments:

Tchrgrl said...

I believe in God with every part of my being. I can feel it in my gut. Too many things are amazing and have a designer's hand. I can feel that we are all interconnected. When I meet people, I can feel the connection. Even if it is the checker in the grocery store. Sometimes I get the feeling that I have met someone before this life. The bible and historical proof just add to what I know in my gut is true.

Ben Anderson said...

Like you, I too have always believed in God. Because it's in my nature to question everything I find myself looking at the world and questioning how it all came to be. The end result is that randomness could never have created beauty in such an orderly chaotic way. I look forward to the replies on this post.

Loseitwithmary.com said...

I believe in God because he is the one constant in my life, and when I pray I cannot deny the warm peace that he gives me that helps me to know he is real and lives!

The Purple Lady said...

I appreciate this super thought-provoking topic. I concur with Ben Anderson's comment about randomness vs. God's creation.
Even at my worst and lowest points in life, I always feel God's love. It has been with me and I cannot, nor do I want to, forget it. Blessings that come, inspirations that show me the way, and such life-boat type of friendships when I should feel so alone, all prove to me that God knows and cares about me.

GrandmaBev said...

I believe in God. He answers my prayers and helps me in my life. I would not be the person I am without him.