Tuesday’s with Jesus
On Tuesday’s…I do a thing. It’s my fasting day. Generally I spend this time practicing being grateful, staying away from social media and using my kind words. Fasting looks different for everyone. I’’ll get into the specifics later. This morning I’m going to share my point of focus today.
“When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down because today I must stay at your house.
So he quickly came down and welcomed Him joyfully. All who saw it began to complain, “He’s gone to lodge with a sinful man! ””Luke 19:5-7 HCSB
I have two thoughts:
I. Is your house a home ?
What kind of environment are you living in? Is it suitable for company ? For yourself? I’m not talking about your physical house but your mental/emotional house. Are you too busy that you don’t have a moment to spend with your creator? I’ve been there. It’s difficult balancing two jobs, social life, business, and yourself. I’ve found myself being spread thin and truth is I’m tired. Hence why I’m back to my weekly fast.
II. Jesus Loves Us Forreal.
Jesus tells Zacchaeus “I must stay with you”. Not can I , but I must..it’s going to happen, now come get this love.
I imagine the crowd thinking “Zacchaeus the short dude who gathered all of the taxes? How dare you Jesus?” They were pisssedd. They felt more deserving of his time, not this monkey man who took their taxes.
I’m reminded of how God doesn’t care what we’ve done or did. He still loves us. Despite all of our faults and failures. I’ve been a terrible daughter, sister, cousin, friend, etc. yet he still wants to come stay at my house. Actually it’s a must. He wants to check in on me. That’s what we do for those we love, especially when we know they need it.
Just like He loves us, He loves those we dislike and have done wrong. We hate to hear this. Ever see someone you can’t stand and be pissed? “Like Really God? You see me over here and you spreading out all that joy and blessing over there. God if you really knew what they did , you wouldn’t be over at they house like that. “ Guess what? He knows. He loves them in their mess too. Just like He loved you when you were cuttin up last week.
Don’t be the crowd. Don’t be pissed when you see God at someone else’s house. He’s coming to yours too. Greet Him with joy and not your misplaced jealousy.
Be Blessed Beloved.