Philippians 3:10-11: 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.
This Scripture really stuck out at me today and I've thought a lot about it. We all want forgiveness and salvation and mercy and healing and redemption. But there is one more thing that Jesus did on that cross. He suffered and then He died and then He rose again. All that He did for us on that cross is what we are supposed to strive to be and do and receive. But I always forget about power. I always forget that the same power that raised Christ from the death is available to me!
I want to know Christ...all of Christ! It is not a surprise to me that I face things every day where I suffer because if I truly want to know Christ, I will share in His sufferings. All of the evil that He had to bear, I will never know. But it is my daily goal to know Him more, to fellowship with Him, to become more like Him...even in death. Not a physical death but a fleshly death.
Less of me...MORE OF HIM!!