A Treasure Hunt

You will tell me that I am always saying the same thing: it is true, for this is the best and easiest method I know; and as I use no other, I advise all the world to it. We must know before we can love. In order to know God, we must often think of Him; and when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will be with our treasure. ~ Brother Lawrence

I think about a lot of things. I think about a lot of people. I think a lot about things and people.

I think a lot about God, in between my thoughts about things and my thoughts about people. He crosses my mind a lot.

But where, oh where is my treasure? If my treasure is where my heart is and if my heart is where my mind dwells then it’s time for a treasure hunt. I seem to have misplaced mine.

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A former counselor and public speaker, I'm grateful for many, many things - God's grace most of all!

17 responses to “A Treasure Hunt”

  1. Jeff says :

    All that thinking really made me think. I’m right there with you. I think I know where my treasure is, but sometimes it seems evasive.

  2. darrelhoff says :

    Sometimes our thoughts get in the way.
    We need to let Him be.
    Less is more.

    • Debbie says :

      dear darrel – so true, less is more.
      “Jesus, I plead
      Please purify me
      Make my heart clean
      Drench me with your mercy
      Jesus, I pray
      I love you, I need you
      For the rest of my days
      I swear I will seek you
      To the best of my ability
      I’m practicing humility
      And I lay myself before
      ‘Cause less is more.”
      Thank you, friend. Good reminder.
      ~ Debbie

  3. Debbie says :

    This is really deep and really honest and beautiful all at once. And I was just thinking about our treasure being where our hearts are today. ! Your treasure is in Him, and He’s in your thoughts as you think of things and people. :)
    God bless you as you lead us on our treasure hunts for Him.

    • Debbie says :

      dearest Debbie – I’m so glad to have found you. You encourage me with your blog each day. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and heart here.
      ~ Debbie, too

  4. step on a crack says :

    Ditto what Mel said. You are a Treasure and I KNOW that God has 100 % to do with why I ended up here. God/ people/ God I want to see God in each person. “what you do for the least…” I am going to look for Jesus in each person I see tomorrow. Wait tonight around my dinner table with my family I will start there. You are a Treasure. Your blog is like a contemplative retreat…. thank you.

    • Debbie says :

      dear Jen – you have such a dear heart. I’m sure your dinner was a love fest. :)
      I’m finding the tie that binds us together to be a wonderful, joyful mystery – and yes, a treasure.
      ~ Debbie

  5. iamhisbeloved1julie says :

    Love to you kindred spirited sister.

  6. Drusilla Mott says :

    I love the way the Lord works in us so that we can give new insight to those who need a fresh way to look at things. I think (no pun intended) that we all need to stop every once in a while and consider where our hearts and our minds have carried us. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    • Debbie says :

      dear Drusilla – brother Lawrence lived an rather uncomplicated life – but he could have spent his time thinking about the dishes, and he didn’t. The pureness and intensity of his love compels me. Thank you for sojourning with me.
      ~ Debbie

  7. Melissa Cryder says :

    I think i’m an idiot. I don’t quite understand. People and God … thinking about people and God seem like treasures to me. You seem like a treasure I have found … the baffled, and grateful to have you in my treasure chest, mel

    • Debbie says :

      dear sweet mel – No wonder you’re baffled. My post was pretty vague. I’ll try to elaborate soon. I’m so glad to be your treasure chest!. :)
      ~ Debbie

  8. Heidi says :

    I like to think about the treasure hunt. It’s great to be among the Seekers but, honestly, I am following trails that lead more and more into the contemplative and the point of that is seeking His presence–treasure for sure.

    • Debbie says :

      Heidi – Sometimes I enjoy the hunt so much, the discourse and the discoveries, that I lose sight of the treasure. The contemplative life, while a change for me, has a great appeal. Certainly there’s never been a better time.
      ~ Debbie

  9. Jeanne Webster says :

    Keep thinking, Debbie! Shalom

    • Debbie says :

      Jeanne – Will do. I’m re-reading The Practice of the Presence of God. Such a little book from such a humble man. I read it years ago – it’s a whole new story this time around. :D
      ~ Debbie

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