At B&N I bought a book to read for the next few weeks amongst others. The Ideals Treasury of Faith and Inspiration has a short post by Charles Spurgeon on faith and here it is:
The Faith of A Mariner
Look at the faith of the master mariner! I have often wondered at it. He looses his cable - he steams away from the land. For days, weeks, or even months he sees neither sail nor shore; yet on he goes day and night without fear, till one morning he finds himself exactly opposite to the desired haven toward which he has been steering. How has he found his way over the trackless deep? He has trusted in his compass, his nautical abilities, his glass, and the heavenly bodies; and, obeying their guidance, without sighting land, he has steered so accurately that he has not to change a point to enter into port. It is a wonderful thing - that sailing or steaming without sight.
Spiritually it is a blessed thing to leave altogether the shores of sight and feeling and to say "good-bye" to inward feelings, cheering providences, signs, tokens and so forth. It is glorious to be far out on the ocean of divine love, believing in God, and steering for Heaven straight away by the direction of the Word of God. page 64
this is my desire - to be so in love with the Maker of Heaven and Earth that i know without a doubt i am on target with the course He has set for me. With the Holy Spirit as my compass, God's love in my heart and the Word of God I hope to experience that deeper in the next few days. Going deeper - i can only say it reminds me of being in the Caribbean waters and the water being so clear i can see to the bottom without getting in. Then you desire to go a little deeper bc you want to see more so you snorkel. But even that is not enough to quench your desire to go deeper so you learn to scuba dive to go the deepest.