Strong desire required

“He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.  So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.”  Luke 19:3-4.

I admire Zacchaeus.

This guy wanted something and took on the obstacles to get what he wanted.

I need his determination.

I regularly state that I want to know God better, and it’s true.  It’s the step beyond the initial desire that draws me to Zacchaeus.  He didn’t let obstacles hinder his desire to see Jesus.

We are currently in transition, moving from a summer place to a rest-of-the-year place.  There’s packing/unpacking as well as cleaning and sorting.  Great busyness for us.

It is too easy to minimize my separate time with God.  I am too busy.  I am too tired.  The excuses pile up. BUT when I become too busy for special time with Him, I head into the zone where I am unmindful of Him for extended hours.  What will often alert me to my waywardness will be a godless minor/major incident.

Zacchaeus overcame an obstacle to see Jesus.  I MUST see obstacles as potentially driving me away from Him and act accordingly.

Conclusion: I must stay close to Him no matter what obstacles come along.

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