What makes you decide to become a believer of God...

@charms88 (7543)
Philippines
February 12, 2007 7:52pm CST
This discussion is open to everyone regardless of your religion. But please no bashing of words here. In my case, I decide to accept God in my life because of the great things He did for my life. One particular instances that I can never foget is that about a few years ago, I was in a very deep stage of depression. Its like everything I saw were all darkness. My life had no directions and my heart was shouting and screaming for help. realizing that I had no one to turn to, I ended up on my knees and turn to God for help. He answered my prayer by sending one of my very best high school friends whom I lost contact for many years. She got hold of my mobile nos. through an acquaintance and called me. Even living in a very far place, she patiently drove to my place two times a week and began sharing me about God. Through my friend, I was able to pour out my problems. Slowly, I began to see the light again. Like it was the first time that I began to see things clearly and realized that life is good. To this day, I was a baptized Christian and maintain a vey strong and personal relationship with God. Anybody here who like to share your own story.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I wish I could say with certainty that I in fact, am a believer of God. However, I cannot. Are there blessings in my life? Of course there are. I have a husband, whom I love very much. I have children, that keep me smiling and on my toes. So you might ask, what keeps me from believing in God. I don't believe, nor disbelieve in God. Though, in my own opinion I would say that being neither a believer nor disbeliever, still equates me with the disbelievers but with a more open mind. My stance is one that is echoed amongst those of us who have lived a life of pain since the time we were born. How can so much that is evil happen so often to good people, if there in fact is a God? I have tried to even convince myself that in fact I have had such bad experiences, even from the age of two, so that I can share those experiences with others that are in need of a kind ear and words of common wisdom. Then logic tells me...but now that two people, undeserving of cruelty. Why? Just so they can share the same experience? Yet evil roams with a grin and the upper hand. Like I said, I have an open mind. So, if you can convince me that there is in fact a God, I'm all ears.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I wish I can give you a more clear understanding of what really made me decide to believe in the existence of God. I also had my fair share of trials and sufferings. But it was also because of those trials and sufferings that make me stronger and wiser. Based on my own belief, God gave us those things because He is testing our faith. When we are in the darkest moment of our life, where we felt alone, empty and abandon, when you're out of options and when the pain is great, we turn to God alone. It is during this time that we learn to pray our most heartfelt, honest to God prayers. If you can spare a little of your time, you can buy this book "The Purpose Driven Life," by Rick Warren. This book is available worldwide. It explain a lot of things that can give you much more sense about your questions. I hope this can help. Wish you all the best.
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@AmbiePam (49105)
• United States
28 Mar 07
That's a good one. Philip Yancey also wrote a good one called 'Where is God When it Hurts?' I read that one while I was physically suffering something awful. It answers the question most people have about how a loving God can allow pain.
@AmbiePam (49105)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I was very young when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I asked Him to come into my heart because I knew I had done wrong and I didn't know how to get rid of feeling guilty about things I couldn't put a name to. I had this awful empty feeling that went away when I became a child of God.
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
It is always through our sins and guilts that we begin to realize we need God in our heart. I wish you on your continuous faith in Him. :)
• India
13 Feb 07
Yes charms88 my experience with God almost like you. I believe, God will help me if I am in a trouble. I believe on that thought from previous experience. Although I talk with God like my best friend. If I become angry on God, I curse him. If I need help, I pray to Him. So, I have a sweet relation with God.
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