"I Found God He Said"

@Rosekitty (19485)
San Marcos, Texas
February 21, 2009 8:02pm CST
Orion walked past my store..I hadn't seen him in years..he used to come in when he was 13 with his other friends and want to know about the store, later they would do all sorts of things boy's his age did, but it had been years since i saw him, so I asked "Where have you been"?.."Well he said, I went to prison and then found God"..now I don't know about you, but i never knew God was missing..maybe a game of hide and seek?..Didn't know what to say about this comment of his, so I ask you all here, Just what did he mean when he said he found God?..I always thought God was out there for all of us in everything we see and hear if we believe or not. So come on and tell me your great wisdom of this new found God that my friend just found please.He is 30 now.Orion not God..
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@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Your friend, Orion found God in which He didn't experienced before, finding God also by knowing Jesus when he accepted jesus and let him rule his life. Knowing the truth about Life, that Orion already knew what christ did through the cross, then began to have a brand new start and change his old way of life by having a real relationship with the Lord. God reached out for him when He was once Lost and now he finally found God and never be the same again.
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@ElicBxn (60416)
• United States
22 Feb 09
He probably means that while God was out there, he didn't know it, wasn't paying attention. Besides, sometimes those jailbirds can get out early if they join a church, and the churches will help them with jobs when they first get out.
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
22 Feb 09
Nearly every body who has a prison experience, especially long jail terms has this mental behavior-they easily find God in prison. In Uganda, a former Minister who was arrested for murder was released last month after 25 years in jail-now he says he has found God and intends to open a church-I think prisons draw people nearer to their God!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
22 Feb 09
It means your friend mis-placed his faith, his God. He got so busy doing what he did that his faith left him. He's better now. He has found God with his faith. He was lost and now is found.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
22 Feb 09
You're right when you say that God is not lost. He isn't playing hide and seek either, He just sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of Life. He is always there, more often than not just waiting for some folks to open their eyes and see Him When someone says that they have found God, it simply means that they have opened their eyes and realized that He is there. Sidenote for you, sweety...God does not steal my shoes!
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Feb 09
You think I could get away with saying He made me do it..lol.. huggs and kisses
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Sure! Sounds better than the Devil made you do it You might not wanna be kissing me today, I have a terrible cold But, I'll be happy to hug ya back!
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
23 Feb 09
Awww Pats Fwidman on shoulders and asks if he needs a blankie or a massage?..some chicken soup?
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I always chuckle when people talk about 'finding God'. Obviously I know this isn't literal or anything but it's still funny. I really think that people have the wrong idea about God anyway, first of all it should be a personal relationship which fulfills you. It isn't at the core about converting other people - that part is RELIGION. It also isn't about laws or rules or good and evil, it's like a relationship with your spouse or child or best friend, something important where there is give and take and you make each other happy. I know that's a very 'basic' explanation but that's how I see it. It's nobody else's business, and it's private, and it's there for YOU. I also know that not everybody needs this 'God' so many people 'find'. When you feel you are missing something in your life, of COURSE you search for something to fill that need! Some people are complete without it though. In Orion's case, I think he put it that way because 'he went to prison and then found God' meaning he was a bad person or maybe did some bad things that resulted in him going to prison, but he repented and asked forgiveness of God and now things will get better. People tend to look for God when things are bad, when they are in big trouble, or about to die. It doesn't really make sense to me. Either you believe or you don't, you need something like that to feel secure or you don't. I don't think people should use situational events to judge that.
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Feb 09
Yep Mommyboo, if Orion would have said he felt bad for what he did to get put in prison instead of saying that he found God, i would have understood his feelings more cause i hear it so much and wonder, Just because you got in trouble is no reason to think you are now religious..
@dragon54u (31387)
• United States
22 Feb 09
People hear about God, maybe even attend church regularly but He isn't real to them a lot of times, they just give lip service to the idea. Orion meant that for the first time in his life he felt the presence of God in a very real personal way and realized that He was a part of his life.
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Feb 09
Dragon, that sounds better what you said, but i still beleive it had alot to do with a young boy getting scared and feeling that he needed help... someone told him to pray and felt since he wasn't hurt in prison that God protected him only..it was just his way of talk like he was now better than me..
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I know I kind of always find it amusing when people "find" God...like was He lost somewhere??? But it's a common expression I think for people who may not have been particularly religious and somewhere in their lives they "went wrong"--took a wrong turn in life, like your Orion who was in prison. Sometimes a negative experience like that suddenly makes a person very religious and they had "found" God....just as some will say they "found" Jesus
@Rosekitty (19485)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Feb 09
Still such a weird way to say it though..I really wanted to get into it with him but you could tell he felt weird being in my store..I wanted to say "you just grew up since your parents were never telling you to stay out of trouble"
• United States
25 Feb 09
im with you.. you dont just "find god" he/she/it isnt lost.. i hate the term honestly because then it sounds like they are trying to say that they are special because they "found him" and most people that tend to use that wording i have seen be the ones that dont seem to find or know where he/she/it is for long because they soon go back to whatever they were before when god was lost
@winterose (39929)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
you have to accept the fact that not everyone believes there is a god, so if you don't believe there is a god, and then suddenly someone introduces you to to God they you have found God, or perhaps you knew there was a god but decided to live your own live without him, and do your own thing, then suddenly something happens to you that is tragic and you say I don't want to live that way anymore, I want to do right in the eyes of God, then you have braced the religion not anybody else we are not talking about other people who have, we are taking only about you so now you want to embrace the ways of god as so you have found god. I hope that gives you a better understanding of what it means to find god.
• India
22 Feb 09
its good that your friend has found faith with god now. and now its a bet that he will always be faithful to god and keep faith in god.
@syankee525 (6296)
• United States
22 Feb 09
we often get side track or mix up with the wrong things or people. or something happens in our life and we lost touch with god and his meaning. i think what he was saying not that god was lost, but he lost his faith in god for awhile, got lost along the way and going to jail was an eye opener where he found not only his faith, but also found god once again. like with me, after loosing my mom and aunt on the same day, then me getting hurt at work with a back injury. i lost god and my faith. i didnt want to hear nothing about god. but god came to me in away that i wasn't thinking that he could have. he came to me through three friends, and helped me to learn about my faith and how bless i'm really i am. i learn to forgive others and let things go that had gone so wrong.
@Darkwing (21590)
22 Feb 09
What he meant was that he hadn't accepted that God was there before going to prison. His sinful life before that had led him to prison, where I believe they receive religious instruction, perhaps from a priest. This is called "finding God"... finding Him in his heart, if you like, rather than remaining a non-believer. He's what we call a Born-Again Christian, I would say, and it's all a part of making the prisoners see the error of their ways. Brightest Blesssings.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
22 Feb 09
God was not hiding. He was never hiding. Orion had hid himself from God by closing his eyes. He did not see God as you do in everyday life. While he was in prison, Orion had the opportunity to open his eyes and see what you see. For him, this was probably a nice surprise. It is not uncommon for people to get so involved in what they are doing they forget to talk to God. After awhile, they seem to disconnect with their friend, God. Then when they reconnect, it is a shock. How could they have lost touch with their friend, God?? Then they try hard to not let that happen again. I hope Orion hangs on to his friendship/relationship with God very tightly.
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
22 Feb 09
I found God... I found love... I found peace... All just a way of saying that one has now come to know whatever it is they have found. None of these were lost but then so are some things we search for endlessly...such as a pen stuck behind the ear, a pair of glasses perched on the head... only to realise it was right there all the time. Guess that goes to show how we get preoccupied, bombarded and blinded by things around us that we lose sight of those things right infront of us.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Feb 09
It's been my experience that people who 'find God' are people who up until that time have led less than stellar lives. By that I mean, they have for a long time had little personal direction, an emptiness inside that they filled with (often) all the wrong things. To 'find God' is to find that which they have always been seeking even if they didn't know it. They have 'found' something which gives their life purpose, clarity and direction. A kind of inner peace if you will..........JMO
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I'm with you Rosie, I didn't know he was lost. Orion, hmmmm.... wasn't he the hunter in greek mythology? I suppose he will always be looking for something.