Some things we know…..

Is everything OK?

Are you sure?

outofcontrolSome things we know,
and some things we never will.

Some things we can control,
but for most things we just hold our breath and wait.

We plan our course,
But no one really knows what tomorrow brings.

Should we take this off ramp or continue a little longer?
Maybe there’s a Starbucks at the next one
Or an In N Out!

We think we know the way.
We even asked God to bless our plans.
Our plans…….

How do we know we are on the right course?

Some things we know,
Some things we can control.

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Some know the ONE who is in control,
The ONE who truly knows it all.
The ONE who know the way and charts our course for us.
We are at HIS Mercy and the recipients of HIS Grace.

 

And because of HIM….everything is truly OK,
And we are sure of it.

Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey and introduce you to the ONE who knows the way.

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Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices

Dead Stop

Now that I’ve got your Undivided Attention…

Let me help you.

Just when your journey appears to be going along fine,
you’re progressing according to plan,
right on target, and then……

End of pierCRASH!

Where did that come from?
And it seems you can’t go any further.
The road is blocked,   the bridge is out.

Dead stop.
There is no more road…just miles and miles of ocean,  or desert,  or the deepest cliff you’ve ever seen,  or enemies so big you wouldn’t stand a chance……

There seems to be nowhere to go but back.
Or is there?

At some point,  our journeys with God crash headlong into the tough stuff…

disasters of all kinds,
evil beyond our imagination,
the consequences of our own actions or those of others,
relational dysfunction passed down through generations.

Our thoughts,  ideas,  beliefs,  and faith are challenged.
We’ve come so far…… and now this.
And where did everyone go?  Even our traveling companions seem to have deserted us.

We are all alone,
staring into the face of an angry God,
as the world seductively sucks us back into it’s black hole of the lust of the flesh and eyes,  and the pride of life.

hand-reaching-up-to-lightWe reach our hands up out of the darkness hoping someone will grab them and lift us up.
How do we get out of here and back on our journey?
What is going on?

 

Someone,  please come and save us.
We need help,  right now.
We need to be rescued.

And that’s the point.

Let Omniallinfinitude help restart or empower your Journey.   Rescue is on the way.

12  Journeys
Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices

Turn, Turn, Turn

 The Same but Different

Making everything Beautiful for it’s own Time

From the bright lights of Christmas Bright Lightswe plunge into the dark nights of winter.
From the clutter and bustle of holiday shopping,  preparations,  activities and get-togethers
It’s back to work and school.
We vow to eat less,  spend less,  and work out more.

It’s quiet  – the trees are bare,  the birds are hungry.
Perhaps we just want to sleep,  to catch up
Or maybe we can finally focus on new goals and projects.
Maybe clean out the garage or the hall closet.
Get organized.

Are we revived and renewed or worn out and depressed?

Soon it will be spring once again.  Every year – four seasons and we look forward to each one.   Each one has its benefits.

For everything there is a season,
  a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.
 
A time to plant and a time to harvest.

 A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace.
Eccl 3:1-8 TNL

Do you ever notice how different people can go through the exact same experience with different results?

How they can be presented with the same information,
Watch the same movie,Seasons
Read the same book,
Take the same class,
Eat at the same restaurant,
Vote in the same election,
Meet the same person,
All with different responses or reactions?

Maybe they are in different seasons of their lives…..

What do people really get for all their hard work?

I have seen the burden God has placed on us all.   Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart,  but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Eccl. 3: 9-11 TNL

Our journeys with God sometimes take crazy turns and we wonder what is going on.   What is He up to?

God has much to show and teach us no matter what season we are in.   Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey.

12  Journeys
Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices

Do You Ever Think About God?

Is your understanding of Him skewed because you look at Him through the prism of your own problems,  struggles,  experiences or situations?

It makes a difference how we think about God.

In fact,  it affects everything….

Everything we believe,  feel and do.

 

Our society today seeks to turn God into an errand boy,

a good luck charm,

a user friendly cosmic superhero

who shows up just in time to put a stamp of approval on our plans and make them so.

Unfortunately,  our human portraits of God hardly measure up to the truth about God.   And knowing and experiencing the truth about God is primary in living an adventurous and fruitful life.

 

So we will start at the very beginning…Who is God and how do I get to know Him,  not just know about Him?

Maybe you’re curious and taking the first steps toward a life of faith,

Or restarting a journey that has been sidetracked or burnt out.

Or perhaps you just need refreshment and encouragement as you continue to persevere in your spiritual adventure.

God is waiting

Let’s meet Him together in a brand new way.

Begin your Omniallinfinitude™ Journeys today.

 

Right here.

God is the Ultimate Constant

He is so good at what He does – it seems we can’t help but take HIM for granted.

The extraordinary becomes so ordinary,  we no longer take notice.

We become blind to God and turn a blind eye to others.

Oftentimes we get stuck,  waylaid along the way,  and we stop and settle for a life of routine and hurry,  instead of one filled with compassion and creativity.

We . are . bored . to . death.

It’s so easy to get in a rut…..Three things can keep us from moving on with God and taking our spiritual lives off autopilot.

 

 

 

  • We’re just tired and weary,  always stressed,  chasing after the wind,  trying to have it all,  we don’t even realize what’s happening to us.
  • We’re afraid,  afraid of failing,  of our own inadequacies,  that we won’t measure up,  so we stay where it’s safe.
  • Life is good,  comfort is king – why upset the apple cart,  why risk something new,  why take a chance.  We become complacent and stop paying attention.

We give up,  pack it in,  and our gaze wanders from God – to anything else that might satisfy – but nothing ever does.  Our accessorized lives do not produce the lives of adventure we long for and that only God can provide.

We . need . to . refocus.

Omniallinfinitude™ takes us back to the very beginning,  who is God and how do I get to know Him,  not just know about Him?

It’s time to turn away from our preconceived assumptions about a God who is about our size and looks a lot like us – to the wonder and reality of actually sharing our journey with a God who is beyond our imagination,  yet as close as our heartbeat.

Yes,  there will be struggle along the way – and it seems we have a million questions.

  • Can He be trusted?   What can I count on Him for?
  • Is there evidence that God is real?
  • Why is this so hard?   Why do we struggle so?   Why is there doubt,  fear,  anger,  depression,  pain and suffering?
  • What is He waiting for?
  • Why doesn’t anyone care?   Why don’t we care?   Why doesn’t anyone care about us?
  • Why are we here?   What happens when we die?

The answers are out there – to all these questions and more.

 

If you are ready to STARTSTART OVER,  or even just in need of a little TUNE UP along the way….

…. Omniallinfinitude™ is for you.