Day 306

Today’s Reading – Luke 19

Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I repay them four times as much.” 

Jesus said to him, “Today, salvation has come to this household because he too is a son of Abraham.  Luke 19:8-9 CEB

One of the overwhelming questions of faith within the Christian community is “How do I know I am ‘saved’?”

How do you know that salvation has requested you?

Jesus provides the answer in this passage when He declares, “Today, salvation has come to this household.”

Zacchaeus didn’t pray a prayer, walk an aisle, or even get baptized and yet Jesus declares that salvation has come. Why?

Zacchaeus exhibited a life changed. Zacchaeus was transformed!

Want to know if salvation has come to your household?

Does your life exhibit a change?

Do you live a life transformed?

Do you live the faith you claim?

I think that is what Jesus was trying to teach us.

The only way to know if you have faith is to live it.

Got faith?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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