What comes to mind when you think about God? Do you picture an unknown being who’s disinterested in the world and waiting for us all to be destroyed?
Do you see a God that is angry at mankind, and stands shaking His fist at the earth?
Or maybe you haven’t thought a lot about God or His place in your life. After all, you’re doing just fine without Him.
Have you tied your images of God to all of the mean and weird people you’ve met who swear to you that they represent Him?
From before I could remember, my parents took my sister and me to church, each week, where we learned about God in Sunday School and listened- well, sometimes listened- to more sermons than I care to admit.
Once I grew up, I realized that I really didn’t know God. I didn’t know why He made me and I didn’t know His true heart toward me.
God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I was an adult by the time my dad passed away suddenly, but I still felt unsettled and a bit lost. I longed for something true, honest, real, and trustworthy in a world that had proven to be anything but.
It was then that I decided to give God another try. My prayer went something like this, “God, if you are real, prove it. If you are true, then I really need you to help me to navigate this crazy chaotic world.”
Slowly, God began to show Himself to me. In small ways at first, and then this beautiful scary thing began to happen and I was cautiously drawn to Him like someone who experiences something magnificent for the first time.
Through the weeks, and months, and years, I begin to see that God was the one constant in my life.
As I walked with Him, He begin to reveal to me that He had created me with a clear purpose. He was truly a friend who remained committed to my success even when I couldn’t see it or feel it.
Whether you’re a Christian already, or you just feel that the Spirit of God is calling you closer, I hope that my stories will encourage you to discover your own journey with Him because He truly, truly, truly, loves you and has the absolute best plan and purpose for your life.
I encourage you to take hold of all that God has in store for you. You won’t be disappointed.
I’m glad you’re here.