Exhale Book Study Week 1
Hi Friend, this is my mid-week check in to see how things are going with, “Losing who you’re not”. This week we are reading that Zacchaeus lost who he was when he climbed up in that huge sycamore tree to see who Jesus was.
When I first read the story of Zach in Luke 19:1-10, memories of vacation bible school flooded my mind. I so remembered singing the song about Zacchaeus. He was a tiny, wee little man as the song goes, he had to climb up in the tree to get a good look at Jesus. The song goes on to tell us that Jesus sees him in the tree and He calls his name. “Hey Zachaeus, I’m going to your house, come out of that tree dude!” (my paraphrase) Zachaeus was so pumped that Jesus was coming to his house!
What this children’s song doesn’t explain is that our boy Zach is not a popular person in his town and that he has cheated many of his friends out of a lot of their money by keeping some of their money he has collected for taxes for himself, making himself quite the rich man.
But Jesus chose Zachaeus’ house to visit that very day. Coincidence? I think not.
Just as Zachaeus knew he needed to run to Jesus to make some needed changes in his life, we can do the same. Just as Jesus knew Zachaeus’ name, he knows your name and mine too!
WOW! Can you feel a sense of calm wash over you when you hear that Jesus knows your name? I sure do.
Our Savior is calling us just like he called Zachaeus to run to him. He created us, He can change us.
Through his strength, guidance, and power we can grow to be the women He created us to be. Love the women He created us to Love, and Live the one life he created for us to live.
As we read the introduction through Chapter 3 in “Exhale” this week we will see that we are not:
“Required to Be Perfect”
“Responsible for Everyone All the Time”
Now take a deep breath my sweet sister and “Exhale”. God is calling your name. He is waiting for you to run to him. Allow God to draw you into the Son this week. As Zachaeus grew in so many ways that day, get ready to grow exponentially in Christ as you “Exhale”!
I’d love to hear from you in the comments. “What would you like to gain from this study?”
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