According to the philosopher and theologian A.W. Tozer the most important thing about a human being is what he/she pictures when they think about God. For those of us who are religious God can be found in church/temple, scriptures and the work that people do in His name. Those of us who do not prescribe to a particular religion may find God in nature, human interaction, community, or music. Some of us have never even consciously considered the question of God.
Regardless of whether or not we have questioned our own placement as spiritual beings within the universe through religion, spirituality or otherwise, the argument that what we believe will ultimately determine the course of our lives holds true in either case. Our beliefs determine our world-view, which informs our understanding of ourselves, our relationships with others, the world around us, and the afterlife.
This will determine our long-term goals in life as well as how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. It is therefore essential that we discover God in our own personal way and define where we see ourselves in the greater scheme of existence.
Top 10 Readable Quotes about Discovering God
“A common mistake we make is that we look for God in places where we ourselves wish to find him, yet even in the physical reality this is a complete failure. For example, if you lost your car keys, you would not search where you want to search; you would search where you must in order to find them.”
― Criss Jami
“God is here, right now, at our side. We can see him in this mist, in the ground we’re walking on, even in my shoes. His angels keep watch while we sleep and help us in our work. In order to find God, you have only to look around.”
― Paulo Coelho
“One of the most challenging aspects for those who are seeking to find the God of their understanding for the first time is His formlessness. It can be difficult to believe in, and connect with, something that cannot be seen. Perhaps this is because although God is in all things He is felt and experienced on levels that relate directly to the condition of our own hearts.”
― Marta Mrotek
“How can you seek God if he’s already here? It’s like standing in the ocean and crying out, ‘I want to get wet.’ You want to get over the line to God. It turns out he was always there.” Francisco’s eyes began to gleam. “Grace comes to those who stop struggling. When it really sinks in that there’s nothing you can do to find God, he suddenly appears. That’s the deepest mystery, the only one that counts.”
― Deepak Chopra
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
― Mother Teresa
“God is in the hearts of all, and they that seek shall surely find Him when they need Him most.”
― Louisa May Alcott
“God understands our prayers even when we can’t find the words to say them.”
― Author Unknown
“Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.”
― Author Unknown
“If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout.”
― Martin H. Fischer
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.”
― Blaise Pascal
Who is God?
Contemporary times have seen a general decline in the practice of formal religion on a global scale. Whether we ascribe this to globalization and the advancement of scientific knowledge, the question arises: are we no longer interested in finding God?
An argument may be put to the contrary that our idea of God, the Universe and our existence has evolved to such an extent that we no longer feel the need to consult traditional routes. In the pursuit of God and acknowledgement of concepts that unite different religious beliefs enable us to discover God.