Intimacy with Christ
Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Intimacy in our relationship with Christ through our deep knowledge of Him, is definitely a prerequisite for moving to the next level. Paul expressed this deep desire in Philippians 2:7-11. He puts earthly gains and the things we spend time pursuing in their rightful place and considers them 'garbage' in comparison to 'the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord'. How many things do we place emphasis on that are really fit for the 'garbage bin' as they are temporary and have no eternal value. Let us make our number 1 priority intimacy with Christ sharing in His suffering so that we may experience His resurrection power : "I want to know Christ - yes, to know the power of His resurrection and participation in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death" Philippians 2:10. This sounds like a tall order and a level beyond our reach but let's go for it as we cannot afford to miss it...a we say resurrection power!!