I have always thought "God Is" and that is enough. I really didn't "evolve" into anything special. I grew up in the Methodist Church, participated in many of the activities, the choir, the young people's groups, etc. I do not remember any special "push" to ever believe anything else except that "God Is"... Somewhere along the way, I just stopped going to church; I don't really remember why. My husband also grew up in the Methodist Church, and we were married in a Methodist Church. He had stopped going to the Methodist Church, and had become a Unitarian Universalist, and I joined his church. We participated in some of the activities and attended irregularly. When he died, his memorial service was in the Methodist Church he helped establish in Dallas. The minister knew him personally from those long ago days, and the service was simply a memorial to Bob... We had moved to Arkansas where we did not attend any church. I moved to Oklahoma City after he died, and do not attend any church.
My favorite line in the old movie, "Oh, God", with George Burns, is when someone asks God if Jesus was his son. He replies, "Yes, as was Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna, and you and all people."
Once, many years ago, in Arkansas, on a very cold, clear winter night, about 2:00 in the morning, I couldn't sleep, and went outside. The sky was so clear and the stars were so bright and many, that I felt I could see to the "edge" and into the mind of God.
If this makes me a Deist, then I am.