All you need do is pray, “Help me find God” everyday for…as long as it takes.
For years I prayed, “Help me find God”. I knew there was a higher power but I wasn’t sure what it was. I needed someone to help me find God. I found Him! Actually I finally found God in a book. No, not the Bible. I should have found God in the Bible years ago but like so many others, I read the words but didn’t really comprehend the meaning.
“I hadn’t yet found the beautiful God who could set me free. In fact the view of
God that I got from these folks was kind of a contradiction. I find that the God that many
Christians believe in is something of a contradiction. Because on the one hand I was told that
God loved me for free. God loves me and died for me. On the other hand I was told that if I
don’t have all the right beliefs and do the right behavior he’s going to send me to hell. I quickly
concluded that that means that God only loves me if I have the right beliefs and the right
behavior. Which means that God really doesn’t love me; what he loves is right behavior and
right beliefs. And if I happen to be attached to the right behavior and right beliefs, well then he
loves me. But otherwise, he doesn’t. That means that God really is just into right beliefs and
right behavior and people are sort of an addendum to the whole equation. This is, I think, what
most people believe out there! People are just sort of ancillary to what God’s really concerned
with; rightness. People are sort of incidental to the equation. That just does not transform