Reading through the progression of Holy Week this year brought much appreciation for Jesus’ walk to His death, resurrection, and ascension. Although He knew His destiny, He continued on. He taught. He loved. He served. Even among the heartache, He lived.
In Luke 24, after the women discovered the empty tomb and shared their finding with Jesus’ disciples, Cleopas and his companion, were walking on the road to Emmaus discussing all that took place; unaware to them, Jesus joined their journey. He continued on with them for the seven mile walk to Emmaus. At the end of their journey, the two urged Jesus to stay the night and it was at the breaking of bread that their eyes were opened. When they finally recognized Him, He vanished from their sight. At this, they turned and said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the scriptures to us?”(Luke 24:31-32)
Like the two we read about from Luke 24, whose hearts burned for Jesus, may we walk, meet, and commune with Jesus— what do you and I need to do to maintain a burning heart and eye-opening relationship?
Walk | Meet | Commune
- Walk with Him
Maintain a daily walking relationship with Jesus. Allow Him to walk with you throughout your day with an open line of communication. Be aware of His still small voice in a loud world vying for your attention. Like Enoch, enjoy a walking relationship with God 365 days each year.
When Enoch was sixty-five years old, he had Methuselah. Enoch walked steadily with God. After he had Methuselah, he lived another 300 years, having more sons and daughters. Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him. Genesis 5:21-24 (MSG)
2. Meet with Jesus
Make it a priority to meet with Jesus every day. Your priorities will dictate the direction of your day.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 (NET)
3. Commune with Him
Break bread with Jesus. When you sit, walk, eat, and talk—keep Him apart of your day.
When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight. Luke 24:30-31(NASB)
Maintaining these three areas: a walking relationship, designated time with Him, and communing with Him, will give you a yearning within your heart to seek after Him with greater fervor. And, as you daily break bread with Him, your heart will burn for more of Him. Taking time away, knowing God’s Word, and knowing His love—these are the things that will fuel your inner life in Christ.
Hopefully, like the two on the road to Emmaus, that walked back the seven miles to Jerusalem, you will continue down the same road a little differently because you walked, met with, and communed with Jesus.
Journeying with Him,