The story of the 2 travelers on the road to Emmaus is a wonderful illustration of living our lives inside our daily circumstances. It shows us that God come to us in that day-to-day struggle and opening our spirits to his Word and guidance.
Where Logic and Reason support our belief in the resurrection it provides us a firm foundation to build our lives in our faith. From that foundation though we quickly go back out into the world, and we encounter the circumstances that often hold us back and provide the continual flow of urgent happenings in our lives.
One of our biggest challenges in life is that we think salvation and a relationship with God is a destination – a state in life we will attain to when we are worthy of salvation and a relationship, we will share at that point with God one day in Heaven.
That is true but it is NOT what God created us for – the scripture says he created us for his pleasure and his purpose.
His pleasure is in a relationship with us where we value him daily and live out his love in our lives to fulfill the purpose, he has for each of us. The purpose God has for us is not a destination it is a journey through this life that he has provided and blessed us with. That life is lived every day from the time we get up and go out about our way. We often take on the day by ourselves thinking that God is available only for emergencies and so the urgent matters in our daily lives distract us away from God.
The Bible provides direction, teaching, correction, and training (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is a living document and that is what makes it so powerful. It is far more than a history book it has current application for our daily lives.
The living power of God’s word assures us that He will be with us in our darkest hour, and he will search us out to be with us and provide for us through our relationship with him in all circumstances. God seeks a relationship with us where we look to him for our daily guidance and he meets us where we are like the two on the road to Emmaus.
When he finds us along the way he will seek to clarify his path and direction in our lives. He will increase our interest in his Word and path and if we seek Him then our path will become clear to us. The breaking of bread is a regular practice in our lives and one of the simplest and yet most powerful places to talk to God. – if we can find him there, we can build on it in the other areas of our lives. God will come along side us wherever we are and open His Word to us. Look for God today and do not let your circumstances push Him away.
Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us along the wayLuke 24:32
Allow your heart to burn within you as He talks to us from his Word?
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