Today I finished the first section of the Bible study book I have decided to use this year which I mentioned in another post Aware of the risen Saviour. The first section of the book was called the burning heart Bible school and focused on Luke 24:13-35 and the two disciples who were travelling to Emmaus. The reasoning behind it was that in this section the two disciples referred to the way they felt in Jesus' presence as though their hearts were on fire.
The thing is that although this feeling is great and we all experience moments like the Emmaus journey from time to time but it is so hard to keep that feeling as we go about our day to day life. We would all love to have this feeling in our live constantly, the feeling that Christ is walking beside us in all that we do.
The thing is that in this we are the problem. It is not Christ who leaves us or lets us walk alone for a while, but us who let our relationship with Jesus slide to the point where we no longer pay attention to Him. It is very easy to get bogged down with the things in our lives and we end up pushing Him away.
There is no easy fix, but there is a simple one. We have to make the time for Christ, we are the ones responsible for making the time to read God's word and to talk to Him. Jesus will always be there for us, He will always be willing to listen and always by our side. But if we ignore Him or push Him to the recesses of our lives we are the ones responsible for fixing that. We know what needs to be done, we know we have to do it, we just have to go do just that.
When we walk daily with Jesus and allow God into our lives we can have the same experience as those who were walking to Emmaus, we will have our eyes opened and our hearts will be set ablaze with the Holy Spirit.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.