Friday, 6 May 2016

That I May Know Him

"that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death," (Phi 3:10)

I have come to realize that there is nothing as valuable as knowing God, yes the value of knowing Him is infinite. I see people pursuing all kinds of knowledge but as for me, I want to know Him. I'm not interested in knowing the religion called Christianity but to know the living person called Christ. No, not morality, right and wrong, don'ts and dos, laws and rules. I am not interested in knowing Biblical stories and fascinating principles. I'm not interested in knowing about a book, quoting Scriptures and Scriptures without the idea of the person the Scripture is talking about. I don't want some mystical knowledge.

Yes to know him intimately, to know that which is dearest to his heart, to know what makes him smile. To know who he is, the beauty of his status, the majesty of his glory, the liberaty of his reign; the sweetness of his love, the mystery of his wisdom, the power of his Lordship and the greatness of his presence. To know what constitute his very nature. I want to get lost just knowing him. Who is he? He seems to be the most mysterious thing in all of eternity. I want my eyes to be open, to be able to behold him. Oh, that he may reveal himself to me, yes even me.

"for in Him we live and move and have our being," (Acts 17:28).

He is my home, the land that I live and I want to know this land. I want to know the "unsearchable riches" (Eph 3:7) of this land. That my root might be planted deep in this land, that I might be firmly built here. I want to walk and talk with him. I want him to be my best friend, my companion, to fellowship always with him and do everything together with him. I want him to become so real to me, more real than the chair I'm sitting on right now. Oh, how I long to just reach out and touch his heart, to be a part of his life and join him in the journey he has started from eternity past. What has he been doing since? What keep him so preoccupied? That I may know his passion, his ultimate obsession, where does his heart lies? I don't want to be just a Christian among other Christian just trying to serve God. But I want to know intimately, this captivating man - Christ Jesus. I want to be in a deeper relationship with God.
The above is the greatest desire that anybody could ever have. Paul at his old age still cried out "that I may know him". Do you desire this or are you consumed with other inferior desire. Some people once ask Jesus "what can we do for God". Jesus explained that the greatest service is to know God. And in John seventeen Jesus said eternal life is coming to know God. Do you have eternal life? If you do then your greatest desire would be to know God.

This post is part of a series from Phi 3:10. Below is the remaining posts of this series.
The Fellowship Of His Suffering
Being Conformed To His Death
The Power Of His Resurrection

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