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How To Find God

Updated on May 4, 2016

How to find God

How to find God.

I have known and walked with God for years. He is real. If you get to know him you will never regret it - forever.

God said,

"There you will look for the Lord your God, and if you search for him with all your heart, you will find him." Deuteronomy 4:29 (TEV)

MAKE YOUR OWN?

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How to find God. The search of many. But where are they looking for him. Here is a thought to start you in God's direction.

In your mind go into a deep jungle setting. Now watch a native cut a tree down. Next he takes his pocket knife, ax, hatchet, machete or what ever, and begins carving it. He makes himself a god. Paints it, bows down to it and worships it. Is that how to find God? He has a homemade god.

IT WON'T WORK

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No good. It cannot even help it's self. Let alone the poor guy that carved it out. His god depends on him. Not good enough. Thats not how to find God.

THINK

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You are smarter than that, I think. But how many people have you heard say, "Oh! I could not believe in a god like that. A god that would allow etc., etc., etc." Just like the native. They are making up a god in their own mind. No good. Home made gods don't work. We need to find God. Not make him. That's not how to find God.

WHERE TO LOOK

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God himself said, "God is Spirit," And he refers to himself as "he", "him", etc. then that is what he is. He knows a whole lot more about himself than we know about him. And if he says he is a "he" and is "Spirit", that is what he is, and where we better look for him, in the spirit realm.

That puts us in a different dimension, a realm of things we cannot see. Like, electromagnetic waves or pulse. Like radiation. Or even the thoughts in your head. I cannot see them, so they do not exist, do they??? (I could not pass that up.) We have to turn our "receiver" on and begin dialing in to God's wave length so he can communicate with us in the spiritual realm. He made us so we can.

The God I want connected to is the one who made matter to start with. The one who made the universe. The one who is the very source of life. The one who gives me life and whom you and I will stand before someday in judgement to give an account of ourselves.

"Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the first-born Son, superior to all created things. For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. - Colossians 1:15,16 (TEV)

That is the God we want to be connected with. But there is a problem. We have messed up. By nature we go away from God instead of toward him. God through the apostle said, "...everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence. ... For sin pays it's wage - death;" - Romans 3:23 & 6:23 (TEV)

Isn't everyone going to die anyway? Our bodies, yes. But even a superificial reading of the Scriptures shows us that the true concern is the real you. The spiritual you. Because we have gone our own way instead of God's, when our body dies, our real self will go to a Devil's hell to burn forever in an eternal death. [Not popular, I know. But that is what God says.]

That is all the more reason we need to know how to find God.

JESUS CHRIST

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But the one who made us LOVES US. He loves us so much that he came down from heaven and became a man - in English we call him, Jesus Christ. Then offered up himself as a sacrifice in our place to pay for our sin. Then he rose from death the third day proving he was God.

You can't buy the pardon his death pays for. You can't earn it. But you can receive it. The Scriptures say, "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. -John 3:16 (TEV)

"No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him." - Hebrews 11:6 (TEV)

The apostle quoted above also said, "...I preached that they must repent of their sins and turn to God and do the things that would show they had repented." - Acts 26:20 (TEV)

Repent is to turn. To change your mind and go another direction to find God.

God's word say's,

"The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead, he is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn away from thier sins." -2 Peter 3:9 (TEV)

Did you see that? God don't want us to die and go to an eternal torment. He wants us to turn from our own way and go with him.

O.K., how?

1. Confess to God that you have messed up bad. There is nothing to bad for him to forgive.

A truth that will help you here. God knows you better than you do. He knows your mind, your thoughts and even your motives. You cannot fool him. So wherher you call out to him aloud or truely rise your heart and mind to him - he can hear you.

2. Repent. Tell him you are going to turn and go with him from now on instead of your own way. You are going to let him rule your life from here on - and mean it.

3. Tell him you accept his gift of eternal life that is offered through the death of Jesus Christ on your behalf. You believe it and accept it by faith.

The same apostle we have been quoting said, "If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved." - Romans 10:9,10 (TEV)

MANUFACTURE'S GUIDE

How to find God. Turn to the owner's manual, the HOLY BIBLE. Pick it up and actually read it. Devour it. In any version that you like reading in. Then you will find his leading, comfort, help and yes, how to find God.

HELPFUL LINKS - More help.

Being aware of my limitations it would be well to give you access links that can say it better than I.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ACQUAINTED WITH GOD?

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      Fred 

      3 months ago

      We are asked to believe the following:

      - God created our Universe 14 billion years ago.

      - Then waited almost 10 billion years before the Earth formed.

      - Then another 4 billion years until animals evolved.

      - Then over 2 million years, he watched as our hominid ancestors scraped out meagre and miserable existences without intervention.

      - Then another 250,000 years, as the first homo sapiens began to assemble into families and tribes, beset by hunger and illness - individuals who are genetically identical to us and presumably have a soul, but who presumably are still suffering through eternity without grace because he chose not to save them.

      - Only after such remarkable negligence did he decide to reveal himself, not in an era of video recorders or cameras, but iron age peasants in a society beset by myth and superstition, and not once since. We are created sick and commanded to be well.

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      James 

      2 years ago from The Eastern Bypass

      I believe that you can only know God and understand His will by reading the Bible, the holy book. It explains everything about His will, plans etc

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      Chuck Nelson 

      5 years ago from California

      You made the path to God clear for all who will see. Well done.

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      John Norman Stewart 

      5 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      I came to know the Lord in 1989. Best decision I ever made....:)

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      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      The King James version is wonderful but if an easier to read version encourages someone to read the Bible, I am all for it. Getting the Word into our hearts and minds.

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      MrWidemouth 

      6 years ago

      @rehtul: I agree with both of you. King James is the best version for teachers and scholars because it is the only version that links back to Strong's Greek & Hebrew but some other versions are better for reaching out to this generation. All bible versions contain what we need to be converted then the Holy Spirit can teach us if we are open. Great article Rehtul

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      Luther Cline 

      6 years ago from 21269 Fire Tower Rd. Elkins, Arkansas

      @James43302: Thanks James.

      I use to feel exactly as you do. How ever I'm trying to reach a younger generation that does not talk like they did 300 years ago, or even like you and I do now.

      But after we have spent some time at Jesus feet, we will continue our discussion.

      Again thanks and God bless you.

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      James43302 

      6 years ago

      I always find it awesome to find others sharing the gospel of our LORD and Saviour. But I can't leave without mentioning this and I want to keep this short as I can.

      I have a very strong conviction for the King James Bible only. Even when a message they use another "version" I have to quit reading and move on. Especially when one of thoe most important and most powerful verses in all the Bible is not given in all its truth and beauty.

      Just to make sure I get it exactly right I always copy and paste the verse. "Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 KJV. "For God "SO" loved the world. He didn't just loved the world he SO loved the world. That just means so much to me.

      The other big problem I have with the other versions on this verse is they take out the world "begotten" which now means this verse says that only Jesus is Gods sone. But in John it says this, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12). One or the the says God is a liar. Other verses as weel says we can be the sons of God. Lets let Jesus Christ be the only BEGOTTEN SON of God and we just be sons of God all those who believe on him.

      I pray this helps. I pray for all though who read this message will recieve it with an open heart and open mind. I pray they will accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I pray for you as well. Not judgmentally only for God to give you wisdom, grace, strength and encouragement when needed. I want to leave you with the parting words of the Apostle Paul: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8. God bless.

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      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      One more comment, for anyone reading this lens and not really sure who God is..read William J Murray's book..I did many years ago..He is the son of Madeline Murray O'hair, the atheist who hated God so much she had Him removed from schools.

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      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      oh yeah Abba is my God and Father, He is the Beginning and the End, the Aleph and the Tav the ox and the cross. YHVH Behold the hands, behold the nails, the great I AM. He is SO AMAZING and His word is like no other. Excellent Lens. I wrote a lens about why I believe in God you might like it...

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