Ok, maybe not heart burn like you might initially think – I’ve got something different in mind.
I really like Jesus – I like thinking about Him, praying to Him, writing about Him, singing about Him, reading about Him, being w Him, talking about Him – especially. What really gets to me is to sit w a friend & have an indepth conversation about Jesus, what’s He’s saying, how He’s leading, what He’s challenging us with, experiences w Him . . . . . There’s something that goes off in me when i get to talk in depth w someone i trust about Jesus & what He’s doing in my heart. There’s something that quickens in my heart when I get to listen to someone deeply share about what He is dealing w them about. I love getting to hear & be part of what He’s doing on a massive & micro scale – I just like Jesus.
Recently, I felt like He explained why I get so amped when I get to have a deep conversation about Him: in Luke 24:13-32, Jesus is walking w 2 of His followers, after His resurrection, on a road leading to a city called Emmaus. They had what appears to be a long & indepth conversation w Him where He talked & explained things to them while they walked. When they stopped for a meal, Jesus broke the bread & immediately disappeared & the followers suddenly recognized Jesus & said in vs 32, “did not our hearts burn within us as He talked w us along the road. . . . ?” I find my heart burns in my chest when I get to talk deeply about Jesus w some trusted friends. Maybe this is partly what Jesus meant in Matt 18:20 when He says that when two or three are gathered in His name, that He’s hear with us.
Get some heart burn – talk deeply w a friend about Jesus.