God of your understanding

“I believe in God.”

That is the language I choose to attempt to describe my faith in a single phrase. It doesn't suit everyone. Some are bothered by it because it is too religious. Others are bothered because it is not religious enough.

For me, the God of my understanding is beyond my understanding. Not an old man in the clouds, but inclusive of the clouds and all of creation.

I used to struggle with terms like theist, atheist, and agnostic; trying to find a label to describe my messy and uncertain faith journey.

The language isn't perfect, but after many years I can feel my faith when I say “I believe in God” as my own truth.

What imprecise language might you use to describe the God of your own understanding?