Pursuing Your Relationship with Him
The story of Zacchaeus is one that is well-known, because of how passionately Zacchaeus pursued Jesus when he visited Jericho. Zacchaeus, known as a sinner in Jericho, was unable to see past the crowds to witness Jesus speaking, so he climbed a tree. Jesus, knowing that Zacchaeus was sitting in the tree, called out to him saying, “‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’” Jesus chose to stay at Zacchaeus’ house because He wanted to show His love for Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was desperate to learn from Jesus, and his passion was evident to Jesus.
Jesus wants His children to passionately pursue Him with all of their mind, body, and spirit. As followers of Christ, we are called to deepen our relationship with Jesus and get to know Him better. It is when we learn who God is that we can learn who we are, as we are made in His image.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Every person’s relationship with Jesus is different. Some people connect with Him by reading the Bible or praying, while others learn more about God through worship or devotionals. What is important is finding a special moment to meet with Him to be filled with His love and Holy Spirit.
The Father’s Love Letter is a beautiful compilation of Bible Verses that show how special we are to God and how He views us. To understand just how important you are to Him, and how passionate He is about deepening His relationship with you, read His love letter to you.
No matter what life throws our way or what we think about ourselves, continue to remember and explore just how important you are to the King of the Heavens and the Earth.