Thursday, June 25, 2009

Passionately pursuing?

In his letter to the Christians in Philippi, the Apostle Paul, states, “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.” – Phil. 3:10-11

Paul is the man. If anyone knows Christ, it would be Paul at this point in his life. If anyone should be able to sit back and relax, it should be Paul. However, Paul states that he wants to know Christ and the power of His resurrection. Paul’s attitude and understanding of his Savior and Lord is one of awe, of Godly fear, of humility, and of pursuit. Paul knows enough to know that he doesn’t know everything and that he needs to continue pursuing Jesus every day of his life. He is driven by an overwhelming desire to pursue Christ and to know Him more and more.

Paul’s passionate pursuit of his Savior is a model for the rest of us. Are we consumed with a deep desire to know Him more? How great is our need for Christ?

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