Does God really exist? After wrestling with this question almost all my adult life, I finally chose to believe He did not. In retrospect, my choice was also a product of my narrow-minded selfishness. With God out of the way, I would neither have to deal with the guilt of sin nor its consequences—or so I thought. It was all very convenient.
I thought I had it all figured out. I chose to believe we were just intelligent animals descended from the apes. In short, I believed in science and everything the books, magazines, and the “experts” said. These are the best ways to give your career a boost; this is the best way to satisfy your spouse; this is what you should do; this is how you should do it.
Well, guess what I figured out eventually? The magazines and newspapers tell you nothing but a load of crap. It is written: Human knowledge is foolishness to God. And it really is. We think we are smart, but we are not—in fact, without God, we are nothing. I learned this the hard way.
Today, after paying a heavy price for believing everything these “experts” said and allowing myself to be deceived, I finally stand corrected.
Maybe you are going through a crisis in your life. Maybe you are looking for answers, but don’t know whom to turn to. I have a suggestion: Give God a chance.
Don’t know where to find Him? Get yourself to church – and not a dead one. (There are plenty of those too.)
Find yourself one that is centered on the Word of God, on Jesus and His life-giving Spirit. You’ll know you’ve found the right one when you see miracles all around you. When you see people being healed, delivered and blessed, when you see the “lame” walking and the “blind” seeing, give yourself a pat on the back and say, “I am in the right place.”
Just one suggestion: Don’t go looking for the most glamorous church in town. God is usually absent where vanity is present. Instead, look for a simple one. I guarantee that if you really look, you will eventually find a God-centered church…maybe in your own neighborhood. And when you find the right church, you will find that God is very actively and visibly working in the lives of His people even to this day.
Go and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose anyways. If nothing comes out of this, you can always go back to your life. But for at least once in your life, give yourself the opportunity to see the bigger picture. Do it for yourself! (It might just prove to be the best thing you’ve ever done.)