I used to have so many weird beliefs about God until I read a Bible and started going to hear it taught about at Church and going to Bible Studies. I wanted to learn the truth about God. I didn't know God. I believed in God, but I believed that He only looked or was near me when I was doing good and when I was messing up in my life, I thought He was punishing me and went away.
I remember bargaining with God when I was behind on my bills or if I was speeding and just passed a cop, I would pray like this: "Oh God if you can just help me with this, I will do this". When life was going good, I thought I was doing something right and so He was rewarding me.
One day I had a total break down. I couldn't handle what I was going through in my life at the time. I was hurt by the person closest to me, it was out of my control and way bigger than me. As I sat on my bed, I felt so alone and asked God: Where are you? I can't feel you, I need you, I'm so empty and feel lifeless! Why is this happening to me? Instantly, I was prompted to go find a Bible that my son had bought me 3 years earlier for Christmas when he was 9. Having opened it once in 3 years, because I couldn't understand a word it said, I had tucked it away in a drawer. After finding it, I opened it to a page and saw these words in red: "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15.18-19
I was like W H A T, I was chosen? What was I chosen for and why?
That was the beginning of my amazing journey into knowing the man who the world hated, Jesus Christ, the son of God. God wants you to learn about who he is and what is available to you in a relationship with Him. I can surely tell you this, God is not a dictator, he is more than our human brains can conceive and will reveal himself to ANYONE who asks. I can't put it into words, because He reveals himself to each of us according to who we are in Him. But I can promise you that you will not be disappointed