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 24:32 (NIV)
Open The Scriptures
Would you like me to open the Scriptures for you? Would you like my word to burn hotly in you? Would you like my word to change your heart? Would you like my word to transform your mind? Would you like my word to guard and guide the course of your life? Would you like my word to make you able to resist temptation and stand against evil? Yes, I would like your word to do all those things in me. But there is something I want your word to do in me as well. What is that? I want your word to help me to come to know you intimately. I want your word to cause my heart to burn passionately for you. I want to be fully devoted to you. I want to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. These are also very good desires within you. What else would you like my word to do for you? I want to live a life of faith with you. I want to know where you are guiding me so I can go boldly do what you are asking of me. I no longer want to live a timid life of wondering where you want me to go or what you want me to do. Those are also very good desires within you. I want all these very same things for you.
What must you do if you want my word do all these things in you? That seems obvious to me. How so? If I want your word to do these things, I must meet with you in my word. That is obvious, isn’t it? Yes, it is. So, when will you meet with me in my word? I will meet with you in your word every day. Why is that? There is not a day that I do not need to hear from you. There is not a day that I don’t need your word to do its work in me. How will you be sure to meet daily with me in my word? I will set a time and place to meet with you. Why is that important? Life is busy. Life is demanding. Life is distracting. If I don’t make meeting daily with you in your word the priority of my life, it will never happen. Is this the voice of your experience? Yes, it is. So, you can expect me to draw near to you daily, in your word, so you can do your work in me. That will be very good.
Lord, that is my hope. That is my desire. That is my request. That is my prayer. Open the Scriptures to me. Have your word burn hotly in me. Use your word to change my heart. Use your word to transform my mind. Use your word to guard and guide my life. Amen
Key Question… How has the Lord been opening the Scriptures for you so you can understand them?
Living It Out… Allow the Lord to open the Scriptures to you.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will open the Scriptures to you.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord is opening the Scriptures to you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow the Lord to open the Scriptures for you.
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