As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have the awesome privilege of being a youth leader at my church – and as such, I have an awesome opportunity to “stay relevant” and connect with junior high and high school kids. For the past few weeks, we’ve been doing a study on how to KNOW GOD. Last week, we found that some of them struggled to put into words how they knew God was real in their lives. As a leader, I believe it is always important to be willing to do what you ask those you lead to do (incidentally, this is true in ANY leadership position), so I challenged myself along with challenging them to think about how they would answer someone if asked how they knew God was real in their lives.
In my own life, I KNOW God is real because I have seen Him answer prayers – time and time again, over a life time of requests, He has been faithful. I’ve shared some of those answered prayers and plan to share more over time, however, I’d really like to hear from my readers – How do YOU know God is real? or.. how do you not know God is real?
Be straight up – I encourage you to think about this on your journey…
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We can know God is real the same way we know a building has a designer, or a painting has a painter. Likewise, we being intelligently designed must have an Intelligent Designer. Paul, in Romans, asserts that “what may be known of God is manifest” (Rom. 1:19). Further in the next verse Paul continues “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (v.20). In the ministry I am currently involved with we teach Christian college students how to defend their faith and give a biblical answerbtonthose who ask questions such as this (“How do you know God exists?” “Of all the world religions, which one is the right one?” Where did Cain get his wife from?” etc.) All interesting questions that can be used as springboards that lead to the gospel.