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Discipleship Part XVIII

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In this series of posts, I am sharing some short thoughts from each chapter of Dallas Willard’s book The Great Omission and then some brief personal reflections.

Chapter Seventeen: The Interior Castle
Dallas talks highly of Teresa of Avila’s classic The Interior Castle. In this book, Teresa encourages us to start on our path to transformation by “considering our soul to be like a castle made entirely out of a diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms” (207). As we allow God to occupy each of these rooms, we then become radiant beings.

My Reflections
I want to be a “radiant being.” I need to think about each room in my castle and find a way to allow God’s presence to permeate it more. Which rooms in your castle are permeated by God the most? Which the least? Why?

One Response to Discipleship Part XVIII

  1. Arlene says:

    The enterway…arrrg..what ever….the front door..I think I have good curbside appeal by my sincere love, genuine concern for others and childlike faith…the bathroom also is the most….as a young Christian I got a solid foundation on what happens when I crap…LOL…the sin in my life…I am so solid on my eternal security in Christ that it is almost that I come across indifferent by my quick response to my very present weaknesses and shortcomings & sins…the bathroom is different than the laundry room though….The least would be the study or office…where there is a meeting of the minds..I think I have lacked direction/guidence…esp when it comes to planning for the future or totally thinking thru stuff during various times in my life…I am sure people would see those times as where is God in Arlene’s life…it could be availablity or teachability or perhaps my background that made this a hard room to have God’s presence in this room so far in my life…..

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