Well, Iguess for me, it was like I grew up in a Christian Home, and I always knew God was there, but I never knew he was there for me until these last couple years of my short life. I guess things like Miracles strengthen my faith. Just a week and a half ago, someone in the community was painting on the brick outside, volunteering on a lift that lifted him very high. He was swaying b/c he was painting a big area, and the lift tipped and fell on top of him. He was out there for a while before one of our priests found him. A pole stabbed him next to his heart, and he was suffocating because the lift was on top of him. So Father Ephraim got some men and they got the lift off of him, and one of the members of the community did CPR on ihim and reccessitaed him. When he got to the hospital, the doctors thought he was going to die, and they didn't even know how he made it to the hospital alive. The community was shocked at this, but believed God would give him life and mercy. We came together as a community and prayed and believed in God. Then when the doctors went in to repair an artery they thought was stabbed when he fell, it was already healed. They had x-rays of it being broken and the doctors said it was a miracle. the arterie healed itself. It is things like these that show us God's justice, but his mercy at the same time. That really increased my faith.
Also, its just that I can feel God working sometimes. Its almost like he's holding me up sometimes. I guess its just a faith thing. Christianity is (in my opinion) the epitomy of a faith-based religion. I mean compared to Buddhism and other religions like that. Buddhism worships things that are physical and things like that. but we as Christian have to have faith that God is there. He throws us hints and signs that he is there, and Iknow he is, but I guess Christianity is just something youhave to have faith in.