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Revelation 3:20 - ESV - Bible verse of the day ...

Jesus wants to be your guest. Can you imagine Jesus being a guest in your house? What would you fix, what would you say, and what would you ask Jesus? How humbling would it be for Jesus to come to your house.

Zacchaeus was being drawn spiritually to Jesus and even climbed a tree to see Jesus. Zacchaeus, as the chief tax collector in the community, was disliked by the average person because of what he did. Like all of us Zacchaeus needed to have a personal relationship with the Lord. Little did he know the Lord would invite Himself to stay at his house. What does this tell us about the Lord?

Zacchaeus had an Open Heart to Receive Jesus as a Guest

The Lord was working in the heart of Zacchaeus, and he was open to the Lord’s request to stay at his house. Luke 19:When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. [1]

The condition of his heart was revealed by his actions. He quickly climbed down the tree and took Jesus to his house with great excitement and joy. In a spiritual sense are you quick to change what you are doing to accommodate what the Lord has for you? When we do, the Lord always has amazing things for us as He unfolds the plan for our life. When we don’t, we delay what the Lord has for us.

Have You Let Jesus be a Guest in Your House?

Jesus stayed at the house of Zacchaeus in a physical sense. We can also let Jesus stay in our house, which is our heart. Revelation 3:20Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”[2]

What happens when we let Jesus come and stay in our hearts? He begins to remodel our hearts. When we repent of our sins there is a great celebration in heaven. We may not be aware of it, but God knows the exact day and hour the great celebration took place. Luke 15:In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! [3]

How has your house been different since Jesus took up residence? To hear more about how Jesus wants to be your guest, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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