(Proverbs 18:15 KJV) The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
The “heart" (mind NASB) (3820) and the “ear” (241) must work together. The mind will process what it has to work with but it is the ear that determines much of the raw material.
Are you familiar with the term GIGO? It means “garbage in, garbage out.” I believe it comes from the computer world. Computers can only do what they are programed to do. If you give them incomplete data or faulty instructions you get incomplete analysis or faulty calculations. That seems obvious.
The same is true in our spiritual lives. GIGO. We are different from computers in that we have a choice about what is input. Not totally, we have what we call noise pollution, but generally the believer who “seeks” (1245) will find. Didn’t someone we all heard about say something like that?
So how is your day going? Did you come to the word today to hear or just out of habit. If you don’t come seeking there is a good chance you won’t find.