Challenged to think
I have believed in God all my life – I was brought up in a Christian home – but it has been more recently that I have come to understand what I believe and why I believe it.
Made to think
I knew he had helped me through many things. I have held onto him for strength in the low times, and praised him in the good times. But I wanted to know God more – to understand why I believed in things. I wanted it to feel more real to me.
It is easy to accept things because you have been taught them all your life. This, I think, was happening with me. I knew what I believed but not really why.
However since being at university this has changed. I was challenged to think about what I believed. I had questions, and there were things I didn’t understand. Also having been attending the Christian Union this past year – which has made such a difference to my university life – I met people with a real passion for Jesus.
God reveals himself
I wanted to feel that same passion – to know Christ for who he is, to know God better, for him to be more real to me and in my life. Then at a conference this year, I felt that God was revealing himself to me – my faith started to make much more sense. At last I felt a passion for God that (to be honest) I hadn’t felt before!
And that’s simply awesome!