One morning, I woke up with these words addressed to God: You hurt me.
is my anger toward God a diatribe; it is more of the kind that comes
from fatigue. More the “I’m tired of being Your press agent. If You’re
not going to do what You’ve promised, then how in the world do You
expect me to ‘proclaim your good works among the children of men’?!”
My anger is more in this kind of vein. I’m also tired of having people
say things like: “Wow! You guys are getting to be like Job!”
yells at God, accuses God of all kinds of things, speaks sarcastically,
almost makes fun of God. ‘If this is a game you are playing, then
you’re not much of a God!
saints? I was stunned. Rohr goes on to explain: “You can’t pray that
way, with that authority, unless you know something, unless you are
assured at a deep level of a profound relatedness between the two of
you, unless you know you can venture into that arena where we say
angels fear to tread.”
But it stalled at the intersection directly beside Vince’s car-repair shop.
Indeed, over some 40 years, I have recorded my God Hunt sightings. I have kept a record of God’s loving intervention in my everyday life. I know that after losing a ministry, pouring a Father’s inheritance into paying down debt, being the object of people’s slander, losing a son to lymphoma, tearing a rotator cuff, having a thyroid removed because of cancer, watching my children suffer—I know, I know deep in my intellect and experience deeper in my soul that this God loves me, cares about me, understands me. I am not afraid to be honest with my anger. Going on the God Hunt daily for over 40 years has given me practical evidence that God is active, cares and is working on my behalf—despite life’s terrors.
How else to explain the 2002 Mazda dying, for the fourth time, TWENTY FEET from our local car-repair shop?
me repeat: I have spent the last 40 years of my life recording the
daily interventions of God in my everyday life. Sorrow cannot deceive
me; weariness cannot assail me; disappointment can’t defeat me. I have
developed the habit of sightedness—I see God’s work here, there and all
around. This substantial practice of looking for God daily, then
writing down my sightings as a permanent lifetime record has empowered
me to see His hand where others cannot.
of the things I’m mad about is that I don’t have the money I need for
what is in my heart to do. I have to pray everything in, fast and pray
then fast and pray again, ask friends, put it on my request and
have the desire and the capability, but not the financial means. If you
are planning a book study with your small group, if you want to go on a
spiritual adventure with your immediate family, if you would like to
expand your vision of God with some companions hungry for spiritual
growth, would you consider purchasing quantities of The God Hunt as a means to helping me and to helping them? Details are included in the Book Corner.
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"Going on the God Hunt daily for over 40 years has given me practical evidence that God is active, cares and is working on my behalf—despite life’s terrors."
Help Us Clean Out Our Garage As We Get Ready to Move!!
a stalled car, with a dead motor, immoveable and intractable, can be a
sign of God’s tender care and love, then think how many divine and
caring incidents are missed each day when we don’t pay attention. This
month, for any gift of any amount, we will send one autographed
hardback copy of The God Hunt as our way of saying thank you. If
you are interested, please email me at Karen@hungrysouls.org or phone
me at 630-293-4500. There are various ways you can help. A few ideas:
Back-cover copy from The God Hunt:
Finding God incognito in the world...
Karen Mains on the God Hunt—a playful and profound way to seek and find
those seemingly ordinary moments when God intervenes in your life with
guidance, care and help.