Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. 
                                      Philippians 3:10-11 (NIV)

How many of us could say these same words with Paul?  

Many could share the sentiments that they want to know Christ and that they want to know the power of the resurrection.  How many could say that they want to share in his sufferings?

How well do we really know Christ?  For example, do we know how he treated those who were considered outcasts?  Do we know how lenient he was with and how he gave second chances to those who disagreed with him or didn't understand him?  Do we completely understand the fact that he got along better with those who didn't have their act straight or didn't know how sinful they were than he did with those who seemed to have it all right and was proud of this fact?

Do we really want to know Christ?  Because if we do really get to know him AND we claim Him as Lord, then we might just be convicted to become more like him?  

Read this passage again.  And if you really do want to know him and become more like him, open up one of the Gospels today.  Read through it and take note of every time you see Jesus acting or teaching something that is unlike how you live your life.  When you've finished the Gospel (in a day, a week or whatever) see if you know more about Christ and how you can be more like Him.

In the love of Christ,



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