Ok… my doubting friends. Your challenge has just been accepted. “So if God is real, show me!” … My pleasure.
This question that you have on your mind right now is a very healthy beginning to come to know something that will change your life. You don’t have to take anyone’s word or beliefs to answer your question. Now…you can get to know God for yourself. Ready? Let’s go there.
(Full disclosure… I’ve just said a prayer that the things you learn here will ring true with you. I invite you to pay attention to your feelings as you discover these truths). Did I just cheat? =) …No, it’s not me that will answer your question… It will be God Himself.
Let’s look at some prevailing evidence of God’s existence. The world that you live in is just normal to you… however, you are missing some of God’s greatest evidence of His existence. Consider these facts:
*The Earth…its size is perfect. The Earth’s size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth’s surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter, Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.
*The Earth… is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth’s position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day.
*The Moon… our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents.
How did this all come to be? Serious. So many “perfect coincidences” make it possible for us to live here. The earth, moon and universe were created… by someone or something. Now if you are thinking “Big Bang” theory… I invite you to do your own experiment. Take a firecracker and whatever other components that you choose. Ignite the firecracker and try to produce anything other than “Blown up stuff”. It did not randomly come together. These planets were created. Perfectly orchestrated by God to allow us to come here to experience our mortal life.
Ready for more?
Look at what is contained in this earth that God created. Our Natural Resources for our survival…. Water, Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas, Precious Metals, etc. These all are important for our survival. And oh…. what about this…. Food!
Take a seed… essentially a grain of nothing. When this seed is planted… it grows into food… not just one type of food…. Look in your pantry… yup, all grown on this earth for your survival, and many items from a seed. Seeds, producing food, and… more seed… producing food, and more seeds…. and so it goes.
I’m currently witnessing another of God’s miracles…. and proof of His existence. The development of 2 baby grandchildren. Starting with one cell, they divide into different cells, genetically programed to produce eyes where they should be, fingernails, a nose, ears, a functioning heart, and oh by the way, these babies live inside not breathing air like you and I. They are kept alive by the mothers circulating oxygenated blood supply, but at birth, they shift immediately into breathing air into their lungs. Remarkable? I sure think so. Let this evidence peak your curiosity of the existence of God.
Storm patterns, oh yeah…. more evidence of God’s existence as He has created the ultimate sprinkler system to care for His planet. Mountains hold frozen snow until the water is needed later in the year. And it all flows back into the ocean, to start the cycle all over again. Oh by the way, with this continued water leaving the ocean, won’t the ocean become too salty.. BOOM.. Icebergs melt and feed the ocean with new water… AMAZING.
A few more things to consider.
Look at the world…. and even look at your own life. It isn’t rocket science to make an observation that there are two forces on the earth today… Right? Good and evil. Where do those thoughts, desires, or feelings come from? Spend some time processing this thought. They are forces, which to me is the best way to describe them… Powers. I myself have felt STRONGLY! You and I have this power inside us to be good. To help others. To come together when disaster strikes. We are programed to love and feel loved. These are all powers, influences, and feelings that come from God.
Ok…. now the flip side. I have also felt carnal feelings to do bad things. To sin, to turn away from this light. During this period of time, I feel dark and a desire to turn away from good.
Try to explain these opposite powers without using God and Satan in your explanation…. Impossible.
Let me continue with this. All of us have been given, “The Light of Christ”. You can refer to this as your conscience. We all have a desire to accept the fact that there is a God… but here are some examples of where things take a turn.
All of us make bad choices… Yup… we sin. Sometimes those sins start out as being FUN. As we continue to chase fun, our light begins to dim… As this becomes our lifestyle, darkness prevails, and we doubt any feelings of God and His goodness. Satan takes over and whispers thoughts into our mind. “There is no God.”
Another very prominent event that happens in our life comes from this experience… If there really is a God, how could He allow______________ to happen? Many people base their entire belief or non-belief in God by trying to process this question.
When these events occur, Satan and his team are all over this thought process. It is his perfect chance to persuade many to give up on God, and join his depressing team of being a “Victim of the lack of a God who should be looking out for them”.
News Flash…. God exists. And… Get ready for this one… Only ONE God exists. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe, or if you believe in a Christian God, a Hebrew God, Muslim God, Buddha, etc. There is only one God. He is the Heavenly Father for ALL of his children on this earth. Believing or the lack of believing does not change reality. Facts are facts… and we will all see that when we are called back to live with HIM.
For those of you who have experienced traumatic events causing you to doubt God’s existence, let me join your team for a minute. I lost a son in a motorcycle accident. I’m a good person, trying to live a good life. Clearly an unfair event in my life. One that hurt deep, and continues to be a challenge for me and my family. But, I cannot blame God… for the accident or the lack of protection for my son when he crashed. These traumatic events are a part of our earthly experience… not evidence of a God who has turned his back on us.
Tonight, in your heart, offer a prayer. Ask that you will come to know Him. I can promise that He will continue to direct you to answers, just as He has directed you to this blog site. Your answer will come as a result of prayer, study and most importantly…. pondering your thoughts as you venture through this task.
Let Him into your life. There is peace there. He loves you just the way you are, but too much to leave you there. He will allow challenging events in our life for the purpose of our growth…. One of the main reasons that we are on this earth. Don’t expect Him to shield you from every challenge that comes your way…. You wouldn’t do this to your own children. Grab His hand and let Him walk you through your life. It’s what you have been looking for.