Highest Honors…..What comes to mind?

 

 

Achievement, accomplishment, victory
Bravery, sacrifice, service
Competition, being the first, the best
Position, mastery, expertise……..
Winners, highest scores, the ability to overcome obstacles
Make an impact, leave your mark…

From valedictorians to warriors, to priests and kings
From sports champs to Nobel Prize winners, humanitarians and local heroes
We accord them Highest Honors
No one does it better, they’ve graduated magna cum laude

Sometimes what they accomplish is beyond our imagination
We wonder how they did it
They must be smarter or stronger
have more money
more talent
more help.

We use words such as Superior! Magnificent! Brilliant! Exceptional! Impossible!
We shake our heads in disbelief
Stand and cheer and applaud in amazement, appreciation and respect

And sometimes we are them
The best of the best, continually striving for even Higher Honors

But, beyond all this, higher than the highest skyscraper and mountain
farther out than the farthest star
beyond all that man could ever achieve or imagine…
Is the One who truly deserves Highest Honors
The One known as the Most High and Glorious

The One behind it all

Download Journey One – Highest Honors for the rest of the story.

Website Reboot….What’s old is new again…..

 

Welcome!

If you’ve landed here you’re either looking for something…….or something is looking for you.

We hope you’ll stay awhile.

2018 brings a brand new redesigned Omniallinfinitude website making it easier and simpler for anyone to locate and download the Journey units from the Home page.  All twelve Journeys are completed and available in PDF format.  You can print them out or work through them on a computer, phone or tablet.

As before we are presenting information and tools for anyone to discover the Attributes of God and the Spiritual Practices necessary to know Him and personally become more like Him.  This material is free to use,  appropriate for personal or group study and should take around two months to complete each one.

Please begin with Journey One, Highest Honors, and engage the rest in order. Journey One is challenging because it is an introduction to the format as well as shares information that may leave you with more questions than answers……and that is on purpose.  Every Journey Unit builds on what is presented in the prior ones.  Make sure to go the distance.

Enjoy your Journey.

 

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.

12 Blog Journeys

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

Drop A Pin

Taking stock

Are we coming or going?

I recently spent some time in a major US city well known for its freeways and traffic.   Thank goodness for the map programs and apps now on most smart phones,  tablets and computers…..the magic blue dot shows your exact location in the midst of all the chaos….Then you can put in your destination,  get multiple routes,  track the traffic along the way,  and get an approximate time of arrival.

You can Drop a Pin on the map to mark your starting location,  as well as where you hope to end up….

This got me to thinking…..perhaps we need to drop some pins along the way as we navigate life’s journey….and maybe we wouldn’t wander so,  go in circles,  or seem to sink into the mud.

Where are we?
Where do we want to go?
Perhaps we’re living in exile….
Perhaps our good intentions never became a reality…
Perhaps we’re waiting for something,  someone,  we have so much to do before we can get started…..

No matter what our circumstances,  life goes on…..and so must we.

 

This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies,  the God of Israel,  says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem:  “Build homes,  and plan to stay.  Plant gardens,  and eat the food they produce.  Marry and have children.   Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren.  Multiply!  Do not dwindle away!  And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile.  Pray to the LORD for it , for its welfare will determine your welfare.”  Jer. 29:5 NLT

 

Do you know where you are on your spiritual journey?
What have you been putting off?
What are you waiting for?

Things happen,  we drift away,  maybe its time to take stock and Drop a Pin.

There are natural breaks in the journey that give opportunities to start again.

Sometimes it’s a new season or season of life,

 

A new year,  or a birthday that ends in a 0.

Sometimes it’s a life event whether planned or unplanned;
A marriage or divorce,  an illness or death,
A new baby or a new job,  a graduation,  or a move to a new home,
A financial or natural disaster.
And sometimes you just know its time.

All good times to Drop a Pin….

Perhaps today is your day.

God has much to show and teach us no matter where or when we have dropped our pins.   Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey.

12  Journeys
Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices