Today’s Bible Verse
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he disappeared from their sight. They said to each other, “Wasn’t it like a fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”Luke 24:31-32 (GNT)
Then Their Eyes Were Opened
I love this story about Jesus visiting His disciples on the Emmaus Road after His Resurrection. I believe we can all relate to them. Let’s put ourselves in their shoes for a moment. Although we know the end of the story (Jesus rose again on the third day), the disciples did not know the end at that moment. After the death of Jesus, the disciples were stuck in a place of sadness, fear, disappointment, and discouragement. It left them sluggish and indifferent to what Jesus taught them for three and half years. When Jesus visited these two disciples on the Emmaus Road, although they did not recognize who He was at first, later they realized that it was Jesus because when He spoke to them, their hearts began to burn with a passion again.
When we have fellowship and communion with Jesus and the Holy Spirit in us, He gives us a burning desire to seize the life He has called us to live. Whether it’s a life of purity and holiness or a life where we do things His way and not ours, He gives us the desire to pursue Him. Philippians 2:13 says, “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight” (AMPC). If we lack desire or passion, the Holy Spirit can give it to us, and it’s a burning desire that cannot die or be quenched.
Just like the disciples, are we on a similar “Emmaus Road”? Have we become sluggish, indifferent, and passive toward God’s Word? If so, let’s humble ourselves in God’s presence and begin to have a fellowship with the Holy Spirit, and He can supernaturally give you a heart that has a burning desire to live the life God has called you to live. (Walter Arguelles)
Seize the Moment
Let’s be H.H.O.T.A (humble, honest, open, transparent, accountable). Have you become sluggish, indifferent, or passive toward God’s Word? Whether it’s doing your daily devotions, tithing, or maybe getting more involved with the G12 vision, write it down on a piece of paper, and we will renounce it off of our lives.
Set Your Life
Psalms 51:10 says, “Keep creating in me a clean heart. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you” (TPT). This scripture perfectly describes what can happen when we have communion with the Holy Spirit. Commit to having daily fellowship with the Holy Spirit. That’s basically what prayer is; it’s not a monologue, but rather a conversation. As we pray to God, He will speak to us through His Word, daily. He will supernaturally give us a heart to live for Him.
Lord, I repent if I have ever become sluggish or passive regarding Your Word. Whatever it is that’s causing me to live that way, I renounce it off of my life in Jesus’ Name. I curse it at the root in Jesus’ Name! Today, I commit myself to a greater level of fellowship and communion with you, Holy Spirit. Lord I pray, give me a new heart, a heart that has a burning desire to live for You like never before!
Today’s Bible Reading
- Old Testament: Joshua 15-17; Psalms 78:1-39
- New Testament: Mark 2:18-28; 1 Corinthians 6:1-11