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 everyday occurrences of your life. Here’s one of my personal God Hunt Sightings:
You can learn a lot about people by traveling with them. David and I (or my sister Valerie) have led tours to Spain, France, Vienna, Italy and are now taking a voluntourism group to Africa. I try to encourage people to go as pilgrims, people seeking truth as they travel; people looking at the journey as kind of a peripatetic university; people who, according to Louis Pasteur, “see everywhere in the world the inevitable expression of the concept of infinity,” or who are eager to notice, according to Thoreau, “the divine energy everywhere.”
How people respond to difficulties (long-delayed air flights, stolen passports, uncomfortable beds, bad food, one another) is a clue to their character, their adaptability, their sense of adventure, their understanding that God is in control of all journeys and of where they need to go.
Before people travel with me, I ask them to sign the following Rules for Pilgrimage:
If you are interested in the Africa voluntourism journey, click here and scroll down past the first article.
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 email@example.com 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.