How to Find God

If you feel a yearning to connect with God, this will give you some tips on how to make your first steps toward finding out who God really is. God here is pertaining to the creator of the universe and a supreme being that is omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence.


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    Find a form of worship that you feel good about, although you do not necessarily have to go to a church or other places of worship to find God. You can search online or ask people who share your beliefs what place of worship and prayer they go to.
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    Participate in a local worship center, if you choose, as this may also be helpful to your search.
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    Look at your local library or bookstore for Holy books. You might be able to find helpful books and videos about particular faiths in the religion section of your local library or bookstore. Books that may help could be the Bible, the Tao Te Ching (the central Taoist text), the Bhagavad Gita (A Hindu text in the form of dialogue), The Art of Peace (Morihei Ueshiba's spiritual teachings), or Qur'an.
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    Do not turn off your brain. Faith can be reasonable and rational. Faith is not superstition. As a seeker, you will be looking for reasons for your faith, for truth about spiritual matters, and for seeing your own evidence of a divine being. Be open-minded about the supernatural, without being gullible.
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    Start your search with an open mind. Examine documents that support faith in God. Receiving God is as salvation by God's grace, through faith, not by works, lest any boast -- but it's the gift of God. You're saved for good works appointed that you walk in them. Be cautious of people or organizations that mock God and faith or that profess to possess no clarity about God. Most Churches have at least some truth.
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    Choose a person of faith. Ask one to offer some direction to peace. This does not need to be a pastor, prophet, minister, apostle, nun or evangelist. Simply ask someone that you respect about their personal convictions, how and why.
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    Compose questions for your search:
    • Can you know God?
    • What are the attributes or characteristics of the nature of God?
    • How is an infinite being revealed to mortals?
    • What is God's assessment of people?
    • If people need redemption, how is it transacted?
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    Speak to God. Most religions recognize prayer as a basic function of faith. Tell God about your quest and your reasons for choosing to become a seeker. Ask God for help understanding His ways and truth while seeking God with your whole being.
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    Be ready to discard personal notions such as hate and envy, doubt you may have of the nature of God. It has been said that in order to find God, one must give up on one's, finite concept of who and what God is. Using your finite mind to try to grasp infinity is like asking a fish to comprehend all the oceans of the world. You're bound to find something you aren't 100% ready for such as grace/love that passes all understanding. If you don't, you're not being honest with yourself in your search. Maybe God isn't even a "He!"
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    Be ready to look beyond of one denomination. Religion and God are not the same. It isn't necessary to decide on a denomination to find God.
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    Consider reading the holy books that are referred to as being or containing the word of God as penned by prophets and apostles (followers) of God, for example the Holy Bible or Qur'an.
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    Repent. Change your mind. Do not allow yourself to be discouraged, in the way of finding God's grace by faith. Don't look to others to get you to God, but try to express God's grace with all your heart, to help others, forgive and pray.
    • Without accepting the light of grace and faith you could not see your path/way. Seek the old path.
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    God loves you who make-peace without unnecessary humiliation or cruelty. Give peace to others; pass God's grace forward. "Blessed are peacemakers".


  • You can find God more easily than you might expect, because God is also seeking you.

    "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." (Proverbs 8:17)
  • You can find God on a very limited quantity of faith, as small as a tiny mustard seed.
  • If you live near a church that offers seeker-sensitive worship meetings, you could start there, but even songs and worship bring 'a message'. This may either help or not.
  • Some places of worship offer 'meetings' or 'courses' in a neutral environment, some like a religious coffee shop or bookstore, to 'ask some questions about God'. These courses can help your search, but they may be hoping to lead you in their particular direction.
  • Speak aloud or within yourself, and talk to God, and receive peace from Him.
  • God does not live in wood, steel, or brick and mortar buildings. He reveals Himself, by His love as He lives in and among you, as you serve one another. The people are themselves the living temples and churches built of living-stones with beating hearts of flesh, together with whom you agree and worship Him.
  • God's energy flows through us all whether we know it or not. Search within yourself, connect to a higher power of your own understanding to open a path to God. Anything more powerful than you. Begin in earnest and all will be revealed.
  • Gods energy flows through us all whether we know it or not. Connect to a higher power of your own understanding to open a channel to God.


  • Bear in mind that no matter how convinced you may become, there is still room for faith; decide to the best of your ability what you will believe and make a commitment. Accept God's grace to give it to others.
  • Once you believe you have found God, realize that some people will not appreciate it, if you attempt to feed all your findings to them. Hopefully, people will soon begin to see the differences in your life and ask you about it. Additionally realize this is not an opportunity to preach to them en masse, but rather a good time to, in all modesty, point out your own personal newness of life. So, offer forgiveness and grace, not judgment or holier than thou pronouncements.
  • There is a wealth of difference between religion and faith. You can have faith without religion. You can have a path to God without religion. Religion can be useful, at the very least to pray with others, to provide ceremonies at important times in our lives and simply to be part of a community.
  • When consulting 'religious' texts, pursue the actual translations of words used at the time of writing. Research the origins of concepts that came after the actual publishing of these texts that attempt to say 'it really meant this and that', as words tend to undergo generational mutation throughout cultures. Take note of the target audiences but be careful of people translating for you more than what is actually said. You may need to consult various translations to thoroughly seek out an idea's meaning. Religious texts are meant to describe and present God, not to be or replace Him.

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