Day 1:
Scripture:
“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 of the dead.”  Philippians 3:10-11 NIV

A Call To: Draw Near
Ahhh, here’s the point of Christian life—“I want to know Christ.”  To know Christ in every way!  Earlier in this scripture passage, it talks about “not having a righteousness of my own,” but one based on Jesus and faith in Him only, not my own attempts to be good.   Knowing Jesus is more than knowing about Jesus.  Knowing Jesus means trusting Jesus.  Trusting He loves you and me.  Leaning on His sinless life and death on a cross to save us because we can’t …absolutely can not save ourselves!  Relying on His resurrection for new life inside our own souls now and eventually a new life physically, just like Jesus, when we too, are raised from the dead.  What a massive relief to know that I cannot save myself, but Jesus can and Jesus does. Now good days, hard days, all days become about abiding in Jesus.

Reflection

In what area of your life do you want to know Jesus and abide in Him more fully?

Praise + Prayer:
I want to know You more, Jesus!  I don’t want to keep You out of any area of my life.  Instead, I want to know You in every single part of my life…good days and days where I am suffering.  Help me trust and abide in You, knowing that Your death and resurrection life both save and sustain me.  Thank you.  Amen!

2 Comments

  • Jesus and Father God know the end game and the reality of it. Jesus demonstrated the human lack of trust in asking the Father to take the cup away from him. I believe I still struggle at thinking I have a reason to hesitate in trusting Jesus in many things. As my confidence and knowledge in Jesus grows, my hope is for a more complete reliance on Him and a trust that doesn’t hesitate in obedience.

  • Todd says:

    Amen!

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