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)
That’s exactly what I want. What is exactly what you want? I want you to ignite my faith. I want you to give me a passionate desire to love, follow and serve you. Do you not already have a passionate desire to love, follow and serve me? Yes, I do. I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. But, I want more. What more do you want? I want to burn white hot for you. I want to shine brightly for you in this dark world. I have heard it said that I could shine brightly like a star in the universe for you. That’s what I want. I want to be so passionate in loving you that nothing will stop me from moving forward with you. I don’t want to move forward slowly. I don’t want to move forward reluctantly. I don’t want to move forward half-heartedly. I want to be all in. I want to faithfully go where you guide me. I want to boldly do what you ask of me. I want no retreats. I want no regrets. I want to hold nothing in reserve. That is very good.
How will you receive what you want? First, I believe that I want what you want. I believe that all I have said I want, comes from you. None of these desires could have originated in me. That’s true. These desires did not originate in you. That gives me great confidence. Why is that? I know that you are both a giver and granter of desires. I know that I can confidently ask you to grant a desire that you have clearly placed in my heart. Yes, you can. So, I will receive what I want by asking for it from you. I will seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will keep on asking you to set me on fire for you. I will keep on asking you to make me burn white hot for you. I will keep on asking you to help me to faithfully go where you guide me to boldly do what you ask of me. Then I will shine brightly like a star in the universe for you. Then I will bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, you will.
Lord, I will make myself attentive to your voice. I will listen carefully to everything you want to say to me. Lead me through all the setbacks, and disappointments of life. Ignite my faith. Set me on fire. Give me a passionate desire to love, follow and serve you. Amen
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