The existence of God has been something I’ve always acknowledged growing up in life. An all-powerful, all-knowing being that created the earth whilst residing in heavenly realms far away from the chaos below.

Growing up, I simply had no interest in a relationship with this distant, seemingly unknowable God-who I thought was far too busy floating around in the clouds somewhere to care about me. There was no lightbulb moment. No one time I can pinpoint a change in my view of God. Just a gradual realisation during my time studying in Bristol that actually I am deeply loved, despite my many flaws, by a gracious, caring and very relatable God. Through reading the Bible I have come to experience a God who is not distant, but who sent his only son to walk among us and willingly die so that I, and you also, may know true freedom and love. 

The Bible verse “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, by His power at work in us” from Ephesians 3 has defined the last few months of my life. At times I doubted God’s power, He has always brought me back to this verse, reminding me that He is not just with me but doing immeasurably more than I can ask or imagine.

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