Steps of faith

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Make a "why God" list

 Make a “why God?” list

List five things that make it hard for you to believe in God. Then five that make it easier.

How do the two lists compare? Which came quicker? How easy do you find it to believe in God? Some people find it much easier than others to believe in God.

There are the big questions: How could a good God allow such suffering? Where does love come from if there is no God? How can the universe have happened if it was not created? Does science leave any room for God? Why do ripe peaches taste so good? Can there be any real right and wrong if the universe is accidental?

Personal experience also makes a lot of difference. Some people have powerful ongoing experiences of God, others don’t. Some people are brought up within happy religious families and enjoyable churches, with good Christian friends; others have unhappy and damaging experience of religion; others still have had little contact with it either way.

Some people can’t imagine how anyone could not believe in God. Some can’t understand how anybody could. Most of us fall somewhere between the two.

Look at your lists of reasons “for” and “against” God. Ask yourself not just what you think about these reasons, but also what you feel. Which of these reasons matters the most to you – and why? Explore what has happened in your life to shape your views about God.

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

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Jesus was someone who stretched the faith of people around him. He constantly dared people to see things differently, to act differently and to take steps of faith towards God.

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arrow Index of steps

arrow Give a little

arrow Ask a question

arrow Pray for a friend

arrow Light a light

arrow Throw away a stone

arrow Look at the cross

arrow Listen in to Jesus' Parables

arrow Get with creation

arrow Visit a church

arrow Follow a prayer recipe

arrow Read a Gospel

arrow Don't worry

arrow Make a "why God" list

arrow Join a local church course

arrow Pray for an enemy

arrow Give to the homeless

arrow Give up something that matters

arrow Repent!

arrow Forgive someone

arrow Begin a new life with God

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