“Geo WHAAAAAT?,” said the Krispy Kreme Doughnut worker at the drive thru…
“You know…Geo Caching…will you give us a hint as to where it is?”my husband calmly said.
Whatever are you talking about fromtheheartofj?
It’s a real world outdoor treasure hunting game. First players get coordinates for hidden treasures via the official website www.geocaching.com Then they try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS enabled devices or their smart phones. After they find one they sign a logbook, see what others have left behind and if they want, share their experiences online. There are over 1 1/2 million geocaches hidden world wide and over 5 million geocachers around the globe. Almost 4000 hidden in my zip code alone and I don’t live in any booming metropolis.
Well, I wasn’t about to crawl in the big green dumpster just to find a geocache so we didn’t find that one, but did find one hidden at Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse so the trip wasn’t a total waste. Honestly, it takes awhile for us to hear of things in Alabama, but this weird and wacky hobby will keep you laughing as it did the carload of folks I was with. It’s great fun for kids, teenagers, young adutls, middle agers, and grannies and grandpas. You just have to be young at heart!
So….what does geo-caching have to do with a devotional blog about the journey of the heart?
Well…We were created to be “seekers”. We were made to seek God…to grope for Him even though He is not far away.
Are you in touch with that seeking part of your heart? For it is a part of who you are.
I find that the desire to seek spills over into all parts of my life. To nurture that seeking in the many varied ways it presents itself is to nurture that part of our heart that is creative.
So yes, seek God and you will find Him. He stands knocking at the door.
And if you have nice weather this weekend…get out and do some geocaching…it’s weird, and wacky but best of all it’s free.
“He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and He fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for Him and find Him, even though indeed He is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26-27
My brother and his family were way into geocaching a few years ago. I went with them one Saturday and spent the entire day outdoors. Fun, fun, good times.
You know I always love it here–such a treat–speaking of, I could sure go for some doughnuts, sister!! Yes, being a “seeker” for God and all He has for us is wonderful, and often “fun”! I’m having a good time, anyway–though I think I’ll pass on the geocaching. I just seriously want doughnuts now–very hungry… God bless you abundantly today–and have a great weekend! love, sis Caddo
Very nice post! The geocaching sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you so much for encouraging us to “Seek the Lord.” God bless you!
God bless you too Paulette and have a joyfilled weekend!
Sounds like fun!
Yes it really is fun…if you like treasure hunts! blessings.
I love the way you tied this all in. Great, Great job!!! God Bless, SR
God bless you too SR and blessings on your weekend.
Thank you for always finding a fun way to encourage us and point us to Him. You’re like His GPS for us! 🙂 God bless you as you seek and find!
Debbie…you are so kind. thank you for your “word lift”. Blessings on your weekend.
Geocaching sounds a lot of fun, but I am one of the odd people who doesn’t have (and doesn’t want) a smartphone or GPS, and I doubt it would be available in my area. It would be a great activity for a youth night!
Although I am most unlikely to go geocaching, I most certainly WILL be seeking the Lord in all my thoughts and activities – and I’m guaranteed success in that endeavour, for He will ALWAYS respond.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Geo-cache for God’s messages to us—YESS!!!!