Andrew, I enjoy your writing!

This piece, about the process (seeking) resonates with me. What if someone decided to seek the 'more' of His Kingdom over decades?

It reminded me of this well-known passage from Deuteronomy 8: 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.

I've pondered on 'what is the hidden wealth (copper) that will only be found by digging?'

And do we settle for 'houses we didn't build, fields we didn't plant', and the easily-picked fruit?'

So I've determined to dig, to seek, and be one of those miners who might just strike some mineral riches.


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Thanks for reading, Jim! What a fascinating, thought-provoking verse in Deut. What an important insight!

Will we just lay back in the comfort or provision. Or is it the baseline and launch pad for an even greater level of purpose, searching, exploration...

It reminds me of the Genesis command to take dominion. With every need met, perfect harmony, there was an expectation and opportunity for feet to hit the ground (not to be put up in relaxation) and dig for precious treasure.

Inspired by your thoughts.

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