Wondering About God?

Have you had a personal experience, such as a feeling of peace and comfort to the sense of awe and wonder, that has led you to believe in God? Or are you curious about the universe and its origins that you often ask questions like “How did the universe begin?” or “What is the purpose of life?”. Or do you have that feeling inside as if something is missing and you’re looking for something to give your life meaning or purpose? Whatever the reason, wondering about God is a natural part of the human experience. It is a way of trying to understand the world around us and our place in it.

Here at Horizon we believe that God is magnificent. He is the creator of the universe and everything in it. He is also the source of all love, joy, peace, and hope. God loves us just as we are, and He has a plan for our lives. He wants to have a personal relationship with us, and He is always there for us, no matter what.

The door is open … but walking through it is a personal choice. To ignore the open door, or to procrastinate, may not seem all that significant today. But on that future day, it will surpass all the other decisions we’ve ever made in our whole lives.

If you haven’t yet begun a relationship with God, here’s what you need to do:


A – Admit that all is not well between you and God. Not that you’re necessarily a bad person, but still… His standards are higher than you can reach. As the Bible says with some bluntness:

There is no difference…. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Romans 3:22-23


B – Believe that there’s still a chance to remedy this situation, however, thanks to the generous sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. He took the punishment we deserved. He stepped up on our behalf.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23


C – Call out to the Lord for his forgiveness and acceptance. Tell Him honestly that you want to be changed on the inside. Ask Him to adopt you as one of His special children. He won’t brush you off. He will welcome you. In the words of the ancient prophet Joel:

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Joel 2:32

You can talk to God about this anytime, anywhere, using any words you wish. You don’t have to come up with a formal speech. Just be honest and tell God the essence of the A-B-C points above.

If you feel uneasy, here’s a short prayer you can say:

Dear God, I’d like to make things right with You. I admit I haven’t always lived the way I should and I’ve broken Your rules. I ask for Your forgiveness of my sins. Based on what Jesus did on my behalf, please accept me as one of Your children. I recognize You as the new Authority of my life, and I’ll do my best to follow Your direction. Be merciful to me, O God. Amen.