Normally I try to think of something to write that God has been convicting me on or has shown me recently.
My method is simple: 1. realize the lesson I’ve learned, 2. ask questions to make others think, 3. lead those thinkers to a place where they can take what truth they find and apply it to their life.
Not always do plans work out. – and as a side note, that is sometimes for the best.
Today we will try something similar… yet different.
I’m trying to never claim to have the answers to the questions I ask you. All I claim is that I have, or am asking myself the same questions and I’m making changes according to my findings.
Today… I’m going to ask fresh questions. New questions. Questions that came to me today (from my own mind (which wanders quite often)). These questions stuck out to me today. I am asking myself these questions and I don’t have answers yet. But perhaps by writing this out and asking certain questions, I’ll be able to lead my thinking down a path that will shed some light on my thoughts.
So here we go!
Such a beautiful word. Or rather it can be.
But what does it mean?
What does it apply to?
A simple google search says:
“I don’t have your home address”
(of a sports game) played at the team’s own field or court.“their first home game of the season”
“what time did he get home last night?”
“a dozen geese homing to their summer nesting grounds”2.
Yet where we stay, is that really “home”. Or is home the where the great phrase says it is:
“Home is where the heart is” -Pliney the Elder
You see, when I went to visit my family, in the “home” I had once lived in….
I felt like a visitor. They didn’t treat me differently, I just felt… out of place.
The hard part for me is that I’ve come to realize that family means a lot more to me than I had even realized. Would it not be logical to say that my heart is with my family? Then why did I not feel at home?
Okay so Heaven is my home. But before we jump to conclusion lets see what Jesus said:
“ For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 – The Bible
So I personally don’t feel at home at my parents home anymore. Why?
Could it be that my priorities are elsewhere?
Maybe in wherever God is leading me?
Or maybe there is some biblical explanation … or future explanation to this.
“For this reason… a man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife….”
Perhaps even though my family is dear to me and I treasure them more now than ever… perhaps my spirit is preparing or is acknowledging that my time to build my own family is coming up.
Perhaps… perhaps not.
Am I at this peace, and know my home is in God’s arms that I cannot feel at “home” anywhere else?
Or is it the way I was created that now that I have left my “home”, my family, that the way I was created is seeking to build my “home”, my future family.
Both are possible.