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:
I found three journals hidden away behind a stack of books in the bookcases in my home study. On December 31, 1995, New Year’s Eve, I recorded the dream of the night before:
Dreamed I was visited by an old friend, bearded & disguised—but the eyes were the same, the voice. He wanted me to go with him on a journey/ to share with him the responsibility of the trip. And I thought in the dream, “Oh, it really is he…” and felt wanted and warmed.”
I’m not sure what this dream meant to me on New Year’s Eve, 17 years ago. But now in 2012, it calls to me, and I understand that the disguised one with the eyes that are always the same is still wanting me to go with him on the journey and take responsibility for my share of the trip. He always is the One who really is He. And when I think of this dream, which I had long forgotten, I still feel wanted and warmed.
But I would not have remembered had I not written it down in my journal. Are you recording the whispers and events that show God’s involvement in your life? How will you remember them 17 years after they happen?
I spy God!
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.