When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:30-32 (NIV)
I want what they had. What’s that? You opened the Scriptures to these two people. You helped them to see what they could not see. You helped them to understand what they did not understand. You helped them to think in ways that they were not thinking. You put all that they had been experiencing in a larger context. You helped to make sense out of the life they were living. You changed their hearts, transformed their minds and guided their lives. You gave them a new passion and purpose and a plan for their lives. They were set on fire to love, follow and serve you. I want all these things. I want you to open the Scriptures to me. I want you to help me to see want I cannot see. I want you to help me to understand what I do not understand. I want you to change my thinking. I want you to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. I want a passion and purpose and plan for my life that comes from you. I want to be set on fire to love, follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Are these the prayers of your heart? Yes, these are my prayers. This is what I am asking of you. I will hear and answer these prayers of yours.
I want more. What more do you want? You shared your life intimately with these two people. They got a chance to know you. They heard you describe your will and your ways. They were sent on a mission to go where you guided them to do all that you asked of them. This encounter on the road was just the start of their walking with you. This was just the beginning of their life of faith with you. What are you trying to say to me? I want to know you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want you to send me on a mission. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to do what is pleasing to you. Are these also prayers from your heart? Yes, these are my prayers. This is what I am also asking of you. I will hear and answer these prayers.
Is there anything else you want from me? I want what you want. I want you to give me what you want to give me. I want to receive all that you have for me, that I could not ask for or even imagine. I don’t want to leave anything undone. I don’t want let anything go unfulfilled. I want to live the life that you have always had in mind for me. These are also very good requests. I will hear and answer these prayers of yours as well. Lord, thank you for your blessing on my life.
Lord, many times I have been unaware of your activity in the world around me. As I sit down and make time to meet with you, I ask you to open my eyes to see all you want to show me. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Amen
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