Does my heart burn within me, Lord, when You pass by?

30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.

32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” ~ Luke 24:30-32, NKJV

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not. ~ Jeremiah 20:9, NJKV

Does My Heart Burn Within Me, Lord?

Lord, how often do You draw near and I don’t recognize Your presence? Does my heart burn within me? Does my spirit not give witness to You when You pass by?

Oh, God, forgive me. You are the Almighty God. You are my Redeemer, the Lord Most High. In You, I have put my trust. And yet, I get caught up in myself, my problems, and my difficult places, and I become consumed by the world … instead of by You.

Does my heart urn within me, Lord?

I want to know You more.

Shine Your light into the shadows of my heart and expose anything not of You so that I might confess it and release it into Your precious care. Set me free from the chains that bind me, from memories that bring me harm, and from attitudes that are a stench in Your nostrils.

Does my heart burn within me, Lord, when You draw near? Consume me with Your holy fire and burn away the dross. Purify my heart, refine me as gold that I might reflect You to a hurting world.

I want to press into You more. I want to know You like never before.

May I never lose the wonder of knowing You, Lord

May I always recognize Your presence. May I never need to question, “Does my heart burn within me when You pass by?” but, instead, always leap with joy in recognition that You are drawing near — that You will stay if I will only be still before You.

May I Never Lose the Wonder of Knowing You, Lord

I’m so thankful for You, Lord. I’m so honored to be called Your child. I don’t want to ever take You for granted, but, instead, live my life with eyes wide open ready to meet Your gaze — alert to listen for Your delicate whispers.

May I never lose the wonder of knowing You.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen ~ let it be so


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