How Can We Find God and Salvation?

by Michael Corthell  

Finding God simply does not have to be mysterious or difficult. It just doesn't. In the Bible it is written that if you seek God, you will indeed find him, but not if He finds you first.
(be sure to watch the video ''A Real Personal God'' at the end of this article)

God works by, and through His Creation.

God loves us all, and he wants all of us to find him and experience His power in our lives. When you finally hear and recognize God's voice, that experience will totally transform your work, your health, and your relationship with others by seeing God in everything you do. You will feel His presence inside you.

 "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
—Hebrews 11:6

Seeking God means to seek his presence.

Aren't we always in his presence? Yes, we are. God is omnipresent. That is, He holds everything in being and His omnipotence is always present in sustaining and governing the entire Universe and all its dimensions.

He is also present with his children in the sense of his covenant commitment to always stand by us and work for us and turn everything, all action, to and for our own and His good.

''Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.''
Matthew 28

What is ''finding God''?

To 'find God' means different things to different people. For some, the phrase ''finding God'' means ''gettin' religion,'' whatever religion that may be. For others, ''finding God'' means to clean up one’s act, usually with the help of a higher power. It is sometimes used derogatorily to describe a spiritual transformation of dubious quality or authenticity. At any rate, to ''find God'' means a profound change in someone’s attitude and/or behavior toward life in general.

To a Christian, ''finding God'' means to accept Jesus Christ (who is God incarnate) as Lord and Savior. It is only through Jesus, who again is God incarnate (I'm trying to make a key point here) that anyone can come to know and understand God the person and the presence of Him.

Receiving God into yourself and your life results in a spiritual transformation. You have filled that space within you that was always reserved for Him. Therefore, to find God is to recognize one’s need of salvation and exercise faith in Him. The result of finding God is living the Christian life, whether or not you call yourself a Christian. I personally know many 'Christians' who do not believe and follow the commands of God, but I do know many Buddhists who are indeed Christians.

What is a 'Christian' life?

A Christian life is: Loving God with all your heart, mind, strength and spirit and secondly, like unto loving God, we are to love our fellowman (all, no exceptions) as well. All other precepts and spiritual laws hang from these two commandments from God. It is very plain and it is simple.

I will interject here for a moment to counter an objection many have, which is, ''Why is Christianity so exclusive?'' and ''You mean I have to believe in Jesus only as my God?'' First Jesus Christ is God and God is Jesus Christ. One person. ''Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, ''Show us the Father''? Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?''John 14.

Do not 'overthink' having Faith in God.

Let's look at an often ignored snippet of scripture in the last book of the Bible:

''Then I saw heaven open. There before me was a white horse. The rider on the horse was called Faithful and True, because he is right in his judging and in making war. His eyes were like burning fire. He had many crowns on his head. A name was written on him, but he was the only one who knew its meaning. He was dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and he was called the Word of God.''

The emphasis is of course my own and it is my teaching alone that Jesus (God incarnate) has a multitude of names, titles and realms on Earth and when He returns, we will all understand the meaning of the name, only He knows, and has yet to reveal. My Faith is in God, God is my salvation and as He has said many times, He has and will continue to send many teachers to prepare the way that leads to Him.

So, again, God says that we do not naturally seek Him in most cases. God commands us to turn away from our sins, seek and find Him. God gives mercy and goodness to those who do that. And that is just the start.

Our God is here right now, with us and at our side. We can see him in the forest, in the trees, even in the city streets and most importantly in each and every human face. His angels keep watch. His presence is everywhere. In order for you to find God, you have but only to look—just look around you.

God's desire is for all of us to find Him and not be separated from Him. The way to God is through God and Faith in Him. The process of finding Him is part of His plan for each person and every path to find Him is different for each of us. Custom designed, so to speak.

What is the reward for finding God? What do we get? We get eternal, immortal life, an abundant,  and everlasting life.

Living the 'good' life is a wonderful thing, but living an immortal life with God is priceless.


A Real Personal God

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann’s research on the Evangelical relationship with God has lead to astonishing discoveries about those who say they hear God speak to them, literally. For some, this intimate relationship with God includes putting out an extra cup of coffee for Him. Luhrmann explores how rational, sensible people of faith experience the presence of an invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of skepticism.