Tag: Shortcomings

Zacchaeus’ Tree

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Zacchaeus was too short to see Messiah passing by, so he ran ahead and climbed a tree. Messiah commended him by going to his house and blessing it. Zacchaeus didn’t let his shortness stop him. He was limited, but he’s remembered for not letting his shortcomings keep him from Messiah. He did whatever it took to get close to God. You need to do the same. Don’t let anything stop you from drawing near to Him, whatever you have to do. Even if it means planning for the long term, ask yourself, “Will this action get me closer to God or lead me farther away?” Then do whatever you have to do to get closer. You’ll be commended by God because it’s His will. He wants you to come closer, to overcome that obstacle, hindrance or that sin that separates you; ruling it out and other things in. Closing the door on it and opening a new door to righteousness. Whatever you have to do, make the decision once and for all. God will honor it. Get running and climb that tree, because God is waiting to bless your house.

Today’s Mission – Today base all your decisions on whether they will draw you closer to God. If the answer is no, go the other way.

by Jonathan Cahn

Take Comfort In Christ

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Are there any among you who have tasted of this blessed change—who have put off the old man which is corrupt, and put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness—who mourn over your own daily shortcomings, and sigh after more holiness, more self-denial, more mortification of the flesh with all its lusts? We bid you take comfort, and remember that Christ is still the same: He called you and gave you the witness of the Spirit, and He will not forsake you. You may waver and tremble: go forward in faith, and He will still support you.

by J.C. Ryle