“I want to know Christ-yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10
These words arrested my heart this morning. Paul wrote, “I want to know Christ.”
How often in my life have I really wanted to know Christ? Not simply in the good times, but in the bad times. In his death and beatings. In the times where he was spurned. It the times where he was rejected by friends and family? Which begs the question,
Do we really want to know Christ?
Earlier Paul gave off his qualifications, but he was not boasting in them. Rather, he was saying that against all of the awesome qualities he possessed, they were worth laying down against the comparison of knowing Christ. Truly knowing Christ.Every accomplishment and regard that people lavished upon Paul was garbage in the shadow of saying that he knows Christ!
Gosh. Right now that is really sticking out in my mind. I really want to know Christ. I want to become like him in His suffering, so that I might be like him in his resurrection. That is when I will truly be able to love like He does.
Do you want to know Christ?