What is Faith? Is faith a means of communication with a higher power - God? Does faith produce something useful in my daily life? Does any faith in God count? There are many questions that are unanswered in regards to God, spirituality, and faith! So many different faiths and means of worshipping God, in some cases gods!
Which is the way? Who is speaking the full truth about God?
How can we know God? And how do we communicate with Him?
Personally I can tell you what I have experienced. I was born in a radical Muslim family in Iran. Naturally speaking I grew up believing Islam and Mohammad as a prophet of God. I was a strong practicing Muslim until I heard the message of the Bible. I argued the heck out of those who witnessed to me about Jesus being the only way to God! "How could it be?" I argued. "Mohammad is the last of the prophets and Islam is the only way!" I ended most conversations with them. But then I began to read the Bible in the Farsi language, my mother tongue. I was so fascinated by the deeds and words of Jesus. He healed people. He loved people. He never fought. He forgave those who hated Him and led Him to be crucified! How could He be inferior to Mohammad? I wondered. By and by my opinion about Islam took a new path. In the Light of the Life of Jesus I saw what Islam was all about. After six months of struggle in finding out the truth, I finally prayed one night. "Lord, I do not know what is the truth! I am confused. Jesus, are you God as the Bible says? If so, show yourself to me and I will give you my life! Prove that you are alive and that you hear me!" I prayed one late night.
The following morning I woke up before the sunrise to do my Islamic morning prayers. When I sat on my bed half sleep, I heard the voice of God for the first time in my life. It was not an audible voice, but I heard it on my inside. The voice called me by my name, "Reza, you do not need to pray like this - your sins are forgiven you!" I had prayed as a Muslim for 20 years and I had never heard God and that God had forgiven me. How come I prayed one time to Jesus and I received an answer?
That day I received a new faith, a faith that has led me the past 35 years of my life. I highly recommend a genuine prayer to Jesus.
In His Eternal Love,