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 - Philippians 3:10 (NIV)
Paul echoes the heart's cry of many serious followers of Christ. They have discovered that just knowing facts about Christ is not enough. The follower needs to go deeper. Our desire for knowledge must move from the head to the heart. This means going from a surface knowledge of the head to a deep intimate knowledge of the heart. There is a price to be paid for this kind of knowledge. We must join the fellowship of those sharing in His suffering. We need to be willing to pay the price of giving up what we want to cultivate a love relationship with the Savior, standing up for Him at all cost, and not accepting things as they are. When we join this exclusive group we receive awesome benefits, the power of His resurrection. Are you willing to be identified with the Christ?
Written by Jim Carpenter