One of the key differentiating factors that separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom is the ability for abstract thought and the acquisition of a deeper understanding of being itself. According to the biblical text, we are called to becoming new creatures in Christ, to be transformed into a new image.
This transforming process is not only accomplished by the assistance of the Holy Spirit working in and through our lives, but also by our own willingness to examine, research, and expound on information from various sources to enable us to better understand God, His word, ourselves, and reality itself.
This searching out for understanding is often times daunting and excruciating, and yet it’s value is of insurmountable wealth. The common motif of mythological journeys, the most prized possession is often protected by a fierce dragon-that is the ancient dragon of chaos.
We all our on our own journeys, journeys that should not be of a dormant mode of being, constantly satiated, but rather a journey of persistent adventure into the unknown, gather information and being transformed in due process. This journey should be one that takes us to greater heights each passing day, a journey that transforms us into a new creation that produces value both for God and His creation. Are you utilizing and valuing your journey properly?