Faith Students 2:37
”Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32
I want to challenge you (students) to seek Him, encourage you to do it passionately and together our family can share hope.
This is the purpose of the mini-messages and our WNL.zoom on Wednesday. I am posting a video message on Sunday evenings and the WNL.zoom will be every Wednesday at 6:30-7:30pm.
I shared on Sunday in my mini-message video about Jesus showing up to the twelve and specifically the story about Him walking with two others on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35 and Mark 16:12-13). In this account the two talk about it later and ask “were not our hearts burning within us” (v.32)
It is rare to think about a bonfire during snowy days, but when the bonfire of our hearts gets fed with bigger and bigger logs than the fire gets larger and larger. I don’t want to miss this opportunity in my life and in the life of my children to not throw some bigger logs on the fire now that I have this time to lean into it.
Take the time to assist God in building up that fire in your heart.
The Action Step…
Do you spend time together studying the word of God as a family? Now is a great time to get into a rhythm on how you dive into the word together. My encouragement is from Deuteronomy 6:7 ‘repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.’
I encourage you to find some time in the morning so that you can start the day with the Lord. If you want to do it in the evening that is fine too, but what does it look like. here are 5 different options for what you can do as a family:
Awe, Question, Apply – Read a chapter out of the Bible and pick an Awe verse (something that you are in awe of God about), a Question verse (what verse do you have a question about and can someone else in the family answer it), and an Apply verse (what can be applied to your life).
Family Prayer – Spend significant time in prayer and petition. It’s not like we don’t have things to be in prayer about. Together asking for grace in how we talk to each other, for mercy daily, forgiveness for ourselves, and hope during the day.
Watch a Video – there are tons of videos on right now media or the Bible project on youtube. You can find many things and go through a series, you can have some great discussions and see God working in your students.
Quiet Reading – Maybe it is just setting up a time in the day to be focused on Him. 10:30am can be time with God and everyone grabs a bible and spends significant time reading and close the time with prayer.
Worship… Loudly – Do you have five favorite worship songs for your family? If you don’t now is the time to figure them out. Play them and just worship together. Sit, stand, raise hands, don’t, it doesn’t matter, but just worship together.