'We've never done it that way before.'"
Luke 18:8 [NKJV],"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
1. Admire who Jesus is
2. Invert the Gospel
"Half way is no way to live! Quit holding back. Quit holding out. It’s time to go all in and all out for God. If Jesus hung on His cross for us, the least we can do is carry our cross for Him. And the good news is this: If you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. In reality, no one has ever truly sacrificed anything for God because the eternal reward always outweighs the temporal discomfort. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you." -Mark Batterson
Have you gone all in?
Luke 19:1-10 [NLT],Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. 3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.
How many God-encounters have we missed because the timing was inconvenient?
5 When Jesus came by, He looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name.
Zacchaeus means, "the righteous one, pure, innocent."
5 “Zacchaeus!”, He said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”6 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy 7 But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled 8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” 9 Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.
He went from ADMIRING Jesus to going ALL IN with Jesus!
10"for the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was LOST."
You are one decision away from a totally different life.