Have you ever gone on a God Hunt? A God Hunt begins when you teach yourself to look for God’s hand at work in the every day occurrences of your life. Here’s one of my personal God Hunt Sightings:
Every time I open the kitchen cupboard, I remind myself that I need to pick up some cereal bowls. Our hand-cast pottery, lovely as it was, only has one cereal bowl left from the set David had made for me some 20 years ago—and that bowl has a warning crack across the bottom.
So, I keep thinking, Surely I’ll find something I like at the resale shops I frequent—but nothing has turned up so far, and I haven’t had a moment to check in at the Crate & Barrel outlet where I often find products of good design and affordable prices.
Among the many congratulatory cards and comments that came our way in celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary were a couple of gift-wrapped packages. One contained—you guessed it—a set of six cereal bowls that will hold me over until I find that stack of 20 bowls, enough for a crowd and enough to weather the breakage that occurs from frequent usage.
The gift was from a nephew and niece who couldn’t possibly have known I needed bowls! What a hoot!
Someone said to me the other day that they didn’t believe God paid attention to the little details of our lives. This flies in the face of my experience. God seems to be intrigued in helping me with the little things in my life—things I neglect to do, or don’t have time to pay attention to. He’s not my servant by any means, but rather, a loving Father and Friend who says, Here, let me help you with that.
I spy God! The bowls are on the shelf.
Award-winning author Karen Mains has long had an interest in spiritual formation and the obedient Christian walk. She has written about the God Hunt in her book by the same name, The God Hunt: The Delightful Chase and the Wonder of Being Found. A hardback copy can be ordered from Mainstay Ministries for $10.00 plus $4.95 shipping and handling. Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to autograph a copy for you.
Karen continues to write content for her Christian blog, “Thoughts-by-Karen-Mains.” In so doing, she desires to touch the lives of Christian women and men and help them find ways to walk closer with the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, through silent retreats, spiritual teaching, women’s retreats, Christian vacation opportunities, and other ministry activities, Karen helps each Christian woman and man receive vital spiritual food.
Through her Hungry Souls ministry, Karen serves as a spiritual coach to many Christian women and men, and teaches a mentor-writing class. And, through the Global Bag Project, she is working to develop a network of African women who sew exquisite cloth reusable shopping bags, Africa bags. This micro-finance women opportunity helps provide a much-needed sustainable income for struggling African families. For more information on this critically important project, please click here.
For decades, Karen and her husband, David, have served God through religious communications—radio, television, and print publication. They are the co-authors of the Kingdom Tales Trilogy: Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance, and Tales of the Restoration. To find many valuable resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries main website, please click here.
Likewise, pastors will find special resources to help them prepare effective, life-transforming Sunday sermons by visiting David Mains’ website by clicking here.