Dr. Crabb makes three observations about Eckhart’s quote. Discuss what you think and feel about each. God’s home is now in me. When I walk away from God, I walk away from me. The only way to discover my true self is to come home to God.

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      Elaine
      Participant

      I may not have taken it seriously that God is in me though always claim that God is with me. May be past shame and inadequacy had blocked me from valuing my body is God’s temple.

      Never thought of walking away from God is walking away from me. It’s a great reminder that there shall not be a separation as I should have died with Christ and renew in His resurrection.

      It is interesting to see that unless I seek after God, I cannot discover more about myself and what I should be doing with my life. No wonder there is always a desire to make a life worth living.

    • #95336093
      Jennifer
      Participant

      I *know* God’s home is in me, that I’m his temple, but it’s so easy to forget that. It’s so easy to feel alone and weak.

      The idea that when we walk away from God, therefore, we walk away from ourselves, is powerful. I never thought of it that way, and yet I’m quite good at doing this.

      Coming home to God, I’ll discover my true self. And that is who he created me to be, and I’m in His image. I am his child, loved, and forgiven.

    • #95309159
      Marc
      Participant

      The observation that God’s home is now in me is very encouraging. It means that God is close. He is present. He is there. This is true of all His children. God, His image and presence within us, is the truest, deepest thing about us.

      The observation that when I walk away from God, I walk away from myself is also encouraging. The way to self-fulfillment is always towards God. When in doubt, always move towards greater union with God.

      The observation that the only way to discover my true self is to come home to God is, for me, simply an extension of the second observation. It is encouraging. The way to self-fulfillment is always towards God. When in doubt, always move towards greater union with God. This is also God’s design. He is always seeking to draw us into greater union with Himself.

    • #95295907
      Geraldine
      Participant

      God is as “ constant” as the sun, our lives revolve around Him. When we constantly remind ourselves that my heart is God’s home, we will arrange our lives to rotate around Him and his righteousness. He is the source. We live our lives before the face of God. We know we are His. We find our identity in Him.

      When we walk away from Him, we walk away from me… our back is facing Him, hence, we walk in the shadow of ourselves – we lost our identity, purpose in Him. We find our identity and purpose in the things we are walking towards – be it worldly pleasures or achievements. We will look like our idols. (Psalm 135:18)

      When we turn back to face God, and walk towards Him. We find our true self in Him.

    • #95290423
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      God’s home is now in me. God is the center in our hearts, everything we do should be Christ centered. When I walk away from God, I walk away from me. When my focus is on other things, and goals are just for myself, than I am not following God’s wisdom, or following the Gentle Shepherd, I end up straying off the path, like a lost sheep, wondering away and heading for danger, we can be deceived. We seek other things more valuable than God. The only way to discover my true self is to come home to God. God is the only true way come home, through all our pain and difficulties in life, and all that life happens in our hearts and souls, in order to find our true self is to come home to God.

    • #95288873
      Chantra
      Participant

      God’s home is now in me. – He is not just near me, he is with me (within me). I am not alone and he is the source.
      When I walk away from God, I walk away from me. This is why people feel lost. When I step outside of God’s will and love, I misunderstand God and his love, and without an understanding and acceptance of both, I’m lost.
      The only way to discover my true self is to come home to God. My identify is in Christ. This statement makes being in Christ take on a whole new meaning for me.

    • #95286975
      April
      Participant

      1. God’s home is now in me: This gives me a sense of comfort and familiarity with God. It also draws me to want to return home. It also reminds me that I can walk away from home, but I can never actually get away.

      2. When I walk away from God, I walk away from me: This makes me feel convicted and also intrigued. It also makes sense because when I’m not looking to God for my satisfaction, I often feel lost to myself.

      3. The only way to discover my true self is to come home to God: This feel warm and inviting to me. It also gets me excited. I find it interesting because our culture these days is all about finding yourself and being true to yourself, but that can only happen when we come home to God.

    • #125134
      Veta
      Participant

      Those were very profound observations. Just being reminded that God actually lives in me makes me ashamed of all the things I don’t do because I feel I can’t which in actuality I can because God ‘s home is in me. And walking away from God puts a halt to my growth because I walk away from myself. And the only way I will have the power to become my true self is to come back to God.

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      Our Daily Bread
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