Thursday, February 16, 2012

Burn for You

Photo Courtesy of Jody Stuart
Valentine's Day has passed, but my heart beats for Jesus throughout the year. This morning, while reading my Bible, I came across this verse:

"And they said to one another, 'Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?'"
~ Luke 24:32

Does my heart burn within me as I read the Word or talk with the Lord? It sure does!

How about you? Can you relate to any of the following?

  • While reading the Word, a scripture verse jumps off the page at you, and your heart leaps with excitement as you learn a new facet of who God is.
  •  While reading the Word, you melt and a tear wells in your eye as God speaks words of comfort and love into your heart.
  • You're standing in the shower, talking to God before your day begins, and God whispers a plan into your heart that you can't help get excited about. You feel it start down in your belly and rise through your heart and up into your throat, knowing this is of God. You can't contain the anticipation and long to announce this new plan to the world. Cutting your shower short, you quickly dry off and throw your clothes on, nearly tripping over your pants as you race to your desk to start an outline of said plan.
  • You hear His voice in your friends' phone calls, Facebook posts, Tweets, or pins. And when you do, you feel a little tingle inside.
  • God speaks to your heart, and it feels like you just laid eyes on your beloved for the first time. You get all jittery and nervous-like. You glance around to see if anyone else notices your sudden reaction.
  • You're praising Him on Sunday morning, and you get swept away to another world. Suddenly you're ballroom dancing in a palace hall with arched golden windows. You meet your lead's eyes, and it's Jesus. Suddenly, you're no longer just a person in a sea of people.
  • Your husband (or parent, pastor, close friend) brings your attention to an area of lack in your life, and despite your urge to kick him (her), you feel conviction weighing down on you. God is speaking, even though He's using someone else. Instead of kicking the person, you run off to your prayer closet and bury your face in the carpet, because your heart is burning in the Refiner's fire.
These are just a few examples to consider. How else can you describe that burning in your heart that only Jesus' presence brings? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Beautiful thoughts Alicia...yes, I want a love that is deep for Him each and every day of the year!

    I also wanted to thank you...I got a package in the mail yesterday...totally surprising. Now sure when you sent it, but thank you for thinking of me and the beautiful to find time to read it. =) God bless you!

  2. Ahh, yes.. I am glad the "burn" comes in so may ways. I love your heart for your Savior, friend.


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