Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. Luke 19:1-4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us the same determination to see and know Jesus that you gave to Zacchaeus.
And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. Luke 19:5-6 (NKJV)
Father, help us make haste to welcome Jesus into our homes.
But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, "He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner." Luke 19:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us rejoice whenever a sinner repents.
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold." Luke 19:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us live out works of faith as Zacchaeus did.
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:9-10 (NKJV)
Jesus, let your saving, redeeming work be manifested in our homes as well. Thank you for seeking out and saving the lost.
A Word Received: Pray for hearts that will join me in seeking out and saving the lost.