Let me start with a quote from the chapter on We Agnostics from the Big Book of A.A. on page 55:
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
All my life I have sought to find God, and in 1984 I finally found him. There were many things that led me to him, door knobs that opened new doors, chairs where I could sit in peace without chaos and learn, people who taught me about him and who manifested those Godly beliefs in the way they treated me with non-judgmental, loving attitudes, and in circumstances that could be nothing but God.
It was my journey, and each of us is given that right by God to take their own and find him. Sometimes it leads to other places than in the Bible, and in other places that don't call themselves believers but practice the elements of real faith with love, mercy and grace. Truth is, God is everywhere at all times and he is waiting for us to seek him and develop a relationship with him.
More than 2000 years ago He sent us a bridge to cross over to find him on the other side, a bridge named Jesus.
Many cross over it, some choose to stop half way over and turn back, and still others choose to never cross. The point is that to find that miraculous power that is demonstrated in the changed lives of human beings, it may be a good idea to follow the one who demonstrated those miraculous powers while here on earth.
And when you find him, you have found where God is, and then he dwells in you to point the way for others to follow. Nothing complicated, nothing scientific, and even Biblical prophecy said he wouldn't look like anything special. But man, did he have power, and it was a greater power than any other thing mankind has ever seen.
Consider him on your journey and watch his power start to work. It's a fact as old as man himself!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.