No one can tell you what you should believe about God. You have to dig that out for yourself. Your minister can share his or her beliefs. Your Mom and Dad and Grandparents can also share. In the end, you will come to your own conclusion. Although I know you will ultimately find your own truth, I want to share what God means to me. I believe God is a word we use to attempt to communicate about a power that is so vast it defies naming with any word at all. Different people use different words to try and express their thoughts about God. Almost all are acceptable. A few (but not even close to all) possible names include words such as: Source, Power, Energy, Light, Jesus, Lord, and Spirit. The list includes words from other religions such as YHWH from Judaism or Allah from Islam. For me, the exact word is not important. The heart’s intention is all-important.
Sometimes, individuals and groups misuse their concept of God. You can always tell appropriate from inappropriate connections with God. If the outcome promotes love, it is pure. If the outcome or goal harms others or nature, it is vile and not godly. Prayers are thoughts shared with God. The scary part is that even daily thoughts are powerful. Ask yourself, “Would I want God to hear me think or say this?” Everyone slips and has terrible thoughts. Everyone is instantly forgiven. It is a safe system. What you decide you believe about God will be correct for you.