God Word

Is God Real?
 
God is real. He lives. Evidence to support God’s existence comes in many forms and can satisfy many questions through physical evidence, the testimony of witnesses, and spiritual confirmation. Here are three reasons to believe in God and find convincing proof that God exists.
Three Reasons to Believe in God Physical Evidence there is a God 
Witnesses testify that God is real
You can know that God exists
Is there a God?
 
It’s a question people seem to have been asking from the beginning of time. As humans, we often rely on what we’re able to know—usually through our physical senses. We can see, hear, and touch someone to know they’re real. But that’s not the only test that convinces us.
We know about people in history thanks to records or lasting contributions an individual has made. We also trust there are people out there we may never encounter ourselves—for instance, a neighbor’s sister who lives abroad. You’ll never meet her. But you’ve seen gifts she’s sent. You’ve heard others talk about her. And your neighbor confirms he adores his sister. What’s not to believe?
Knowing God is real can also be confirmed in many ways. Put these three to the test for yourself.
What do you know about God?
 
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Physical Evidence there is a God
 
Have you ever marveled at the stars or been astonished by a beautiful animal or plant? The complexity of the universe, of scientific orders, of life itself all point to something deliberate—a plan that defies mere chance. God created the earth (see Genesis 1:1), and “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1). “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” 
The earth, its natural wonders, and the life that exists on it were actually created by God for us. The Bible marvels at the variety of God’s creations—from great whales and winged fowl to waters of the sea and trees yielding fruit—then reminds us that “God saw that it was good” (see Genesis 1) and gave these creations to mankind for our benefit and enjoyment. When you revel in a sunrise or stand in awe before an ocean, you are a beneficiary of God’s generous nature. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17).
 
FOLLOWING GOD
God makes it easy for us to follow Him by giving us commandments. Following the commandments can lead us to happiness. We certainly are not perfect, but God has given us a way to be forgiven of our sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Witnesses testify that God is real
Scriptures recount scores of people who saw and heard God. The Bible records that God communed with Abraham (see Genesis 18:33) and also visited with Abraham’s wife Sarah (see Genesis 21:1). God has made Himself known to whole civilizations (see Deuteronomy 31:15; 3 Nephi 11:1–7) as well as to humble individuals (see Genesis 26:24; Ether 3:6)
These people went on record that God lives and is real.
 
 
Modern witnesses continue to attest to God’s existence. Some are spiritual leaders called prophets and apostles who are selected by God (see 1 Corinthians 12:28). Just like Jesus’s Twelve Apostles and later Paul, who “[declared] the testimony of God” (1 Corinthians 2:1), these men are called to be “special witnesses” to the world that God lives.
 
Even more witnesses of God are everyday people who have experienced God’s answers to prayers or felt the undeniable confirmation of His existence. God does more than watch over the earth from heaven. God is present in people’s lives, working in mysterious ways to fulfill His plan. Just as you and your circumstances are different than those of anyone else, God’s interaction with you will be uniquely personal as well.
 
You can know that God exists
 
With so much advanced technology today, many try to prove the reality of God through scientific means alone. And while physical evidence abounds, our mortal parameters of understanding are limited. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8). Since God works not just in physical but in spiritual ways, He should also be discovered—and proven—through spiritual means.
Some people think it takes a dramatic sign or a physical miracle to be convinced of God’s existence. After all, it took the voice of the Lord to convert Paul (see Acts 9:3–4). But the scriptures also state that signs are unnecessary to truly believe. It’s actually the other way around—when you first show faith in God, “signs shall follow them that believe” (Mark 16:17).
 
How can you know God is real? Like gaining any type of knowledge, you must first ask the question. You’ve already taken that first step here. But to get the clearest answer, you must go to the source.
 
Journalists and attorneys don’t rely on secondhand accounts to establish truth. Definitive answers only come from a person directly involved. So when you want to know if God is real, you must ask God and experience His answer for yourself.
“If any of you lack wisdom,” the Bible states, “let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not” (James 1:5). God wants you to know He is there. He’s just waiting for you to ask.
 
Will you get a sign from God?
 
Yes. It will come through the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit.  “If ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things” Elijah in the Bible learned that spiritual questions result in spiritual answers. When he prayed to God, “the Lord was not in the wind: … the Lord was not in the earthquake: … the Lord was not in the fire.” Instead, Elijah received God’s answer “in a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11–12). Others describe a spiritual response from the Holy Ghost as a warm feeling, a prominent or unexpected thought, a clear sensation of love, or a burning sensation of the soul.
 
However you experience the Holy Ghost, your answer will be individually yours. It will be deeply personal. It will be unmistakable. This is how a relationship with God begins—with a question.
 
Is God real? Yes. And you can know it for yourself.


God’s Grace

1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 (ESV)
2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9 For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

An experience of God’s grace has an exponential impact. As people see the effects of God’s grace in our lives, they are drawn to the supernatural work that God does in the hearts of those who have placed their faith in His Son. At the outset of the book Paul is celebrating the faith of the Thessalonians that was born during difficult circumstances and has now inspired people throughout the region.
 
This passages reminds us that when we surrender to God’s grace and accept our need for his work in our lives, people see that they too may find something beyond what they have placed their trust in. As we exercise our faith and demonstrate our convictions of faith, we impact the world around us.
 
Our response to the Gospel in both word and deed has more than just an effect on our own faith journey. Our lives, when lived with conviction and led by the Holy Spirit, serve as examples for other believers to emulate.
 
Reflection:
Take a minute to take stock of your faith. Would people around you see the convictions of your faith in your words and actions? Would they identify you as a Christian? How comfortable would you be telling people to imitate you so that they might also be imitators of Christ?
 
Response:
Consider asking someone that you are around each day if they identify you as a Christian. Ask why they answer the way that they do. Is it your actions or just what you are involved in on Sundays?


God Word For Today

 
 
 
 
God is in control. He is sovereign … even in our pain, even in our troubles. Through it all, his love is transforming us, perfecting us, completing us.
 
James 1:2-4
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (NLT)
 


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