Jesus is an energizer! People wonder why we love to listen to sermons, read our Bibles, talk about Scriptures with friends, and why we take Holy Communion online at Alpha Church. We do all because of the energizing Power of Christ Jesus in our heart's homes. In each of our homes Jesus was once a guest and now He's permanent!
We love Him and can't help but give Him thanks and praise in all things-- this is energizing! He has not stopped blessing us and we know it! His blessings make us grin, smile, laugh, and sometimes belly laugh. We have the best Reason (Jesus) to get up in the morning, to rejoice as His joy fills our hearts, and we're very motivated to look out for others with the help of Holy Spirit.
Now this world may offer us alternative ways to find energy but there is nothing like our True Savior for an energy boost-- He is the One who gives us confidence to live with integrity and it is energizing. We like to tell the truth and we have His Truth within us. Each of us are living Scriptures, sons and daughters of The Most High, and what a witness we give as we combine, supporting one another with a home in Him.
19 1-4 Then Jesus entered and walked through Jericho. There was a man there, his name Zacchaeus, the head tax man and quite rich. He wanted desperately to see Jesus, but the crowd was in his way—he was a short man and couldn’t see over the crowd. So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus when he came by.
5-7 When Jesus got to the tree, he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home.” Zacchaeus scrambled out of the tree, hardly believing his good luck, delighted to take Jesus home with him. Everyone who saw the incident was indignant and grumped, “What business does he have getting cozy with this crook?”
8 Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned. He stammered apologetically, “Master, I give away half my income to the poor—and if I’m caught cheating, I pay four times the damages.”
9-10 Jesus said, “Today is salvation day in this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.” Luke 19:1-10