People have many different concepts of God. If you say that God is the creator or first cause of the known universe then that is a fairly easy standard to achieve.
The universe began to exist, therefore according to The Principle of Causality, it must have had a cause. There was no time, space, or matter, in fact no natural realm or need of natural laws to govern the natural realm.
Since the First Cause was not natural (by definition) it can only have been "supernatural". This is a minimal definition of God and conforms to the established facts of science.
I suggest you begin by reading Clives S. Lewis' book titled, Mere Christianity. It is available most everywhere and will provide you with significant layers of reasons. One of which is mentioned in the answer by L. Psyche...
I have found, reflecting back on my "roller coast ride" of life many subtle signs that point to a helper intervening to provide direction for me through what some simply dismiss as coincidences. I think otherwise; I believe them to be the "hand of God."
It is only the West that encourages this line of thinking. The philosophy of the Greeks and of ancient Seers and Rishi's, is to first know yourself. You are a radiant lamp and a shining nugget. But to know this, you need inner Silence. When the mind is calm, vacant and quiet, this will open you up to the Higher Forces at work internally, and transform your lower nature. Perhaps you've already started along this road.
As your Love of the Self deepens, you will begin to open to the Higher Light and deeper experiences may come. Let me say that the spiritual life is a big paradox. You need to meditate in order to Love, but you need to Love, to serve, in order to enhance your meditation. They go together.
Hope this helps. If you need to strengthen your practice, then come back to me. In the beginning, there is the religious life; then later comes the spiritual life; the life of Yoga and finally you will be at the point where they blend and there is no dichotomy. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for this beautiful advice...I will try to have inner peace because yes i feel like there are battles within me trying to make sense of life...
Then you are seeking. Wonderful!. Do not get caught up with the mental and intellectual stuff. I have sat in prayer and meditation for 33 years! The Mind is infinitely inferior to the inner life of spiritual experience.
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