Faith seeking understanding #041: On knowing where to look

Faith seeking understanding, my personal journey towards a deeper knowledge of and intimacy with God, the cosmos, humanity and myself through thoughts, words and (occasionally) images, is a series of [hopefully] daily reflections I’m writing with the purpose of publishing something on a regular basis for others to read, either here, at joncarllewis.com or among my writings at Medium.com.

Photo by Daniel Vogel on Unsplash.

I searched my mind the other day for a topic on which to write and found that, to my dismay, my mind was a total blank. For some reason, even though I had been reading a lot and pondering deep questions, I found my mind was a clear as the surface of a glassy pond on a windless day. Flat. Perfectly flat. And uninteresting. But then I realized I was looking in the wrong place.

And I asked my heart what it wanted to say.

And what my heart had to say was this: “I’ll give up my secrets, but you’ll have to go beneath the surface. Even beneath the surface you might encounter muck. And you might have to dig in the muck for the treasure hidden there.”

So I agreed. And, sure enough, after my lungs were screaming for air, and after my fingers were wounded and bloody from the rocks and the shells, I found my treasure: the golden nugget I had hoped to find while casually walking on the shore.

And what was that golden nugget? What did it have to say?

Well, perhaps I’ll save the lessons of the golden nugget for another time.

But for now, what I have to say is this: “Keep digging.”

Thank you for your time and attention.
I’d love to know your thoughts on what you’ve read.
Please comment, below, or email me at joncarllewis@gmail.com.
May God richly bless you on your journey.

Faith seeking understanding #041: On knowing where to look

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