Do You Really Know Him?

If I were to ask you “what is the #1 biggest ‘thing’ in your life?” what would you say?

My answer may sound trite to some, but it’s for real!  The #1 biggest thing in my life is Jesus Christ.  He’s a really big deal to me.  I do believe He is the reason for my mere existence and the only way I can function day-to-day.  All that said … I’m a pretty normal person.  I’m in my mid-30’s … I’m a wife (married 11 years) … a mom of two under six years of age … I work part-time at a neighborhood preschool … and I’m busy doing all the day-to-day things: laundry, dishes, making lunches, dropping of and picking up from school, playdates, lunch dates, coffee dates, an actual date with my husband here and there … *whew*.  So I’m a normal person, who knows and loves Jesus,  but check out what I’ve been thinking on lately … I read this passage of scripture in a book 3 WEEKS AGO and I cannot get it out of my head … I’ll type it out here … please go ahead and read it just once so you can track with me.  This is the Apostle Paul speaking from Philippians 3:7-11 …

7″But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, 9and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”

What is so powerful about this passage is that Paul (a guy who knew Jesus pretty well … knew a LOT about Him and had SO much influence with the early church) desired and prayed to know Him more .  You may be thinking ‘but Paul did know Jesus.’  And to that end, you’d be right.  He did personally believe that Jesus was the One and Only who could save him from sin.  But this passage shows us that there is a deeper ‘knowing’ that seems to be going on.  We can ‘know’ Jesus and put our faith and trust in Him for salvation, but do we really know who He is? How He desires for us to live our life … day-to-day?  Do we really know what He says about the different topics that dominate our lives?  Do you really know Him?  Paul talks twice in this passage about his desire to know Jesus more.  Once in verse 8 and again in verse 10.  Amazing.

… I should be praying to know Jesus more.  Daily, I should be seeking to desire and know Him more intimately. (BTW, I say ‘should’ in the non-shame/guilt sort of way … please don’t feel that when reading this 🙂 )

Sweet friends … I pray for you and myself alike … that we can really know Jesus better.  That we can know Him the way He desires to be known.  I wonder what that would look like?  How sweet that relationship would be?  Let’s do it together … let’s really get to know Him better.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda McKinley
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 09:37:45

    Hey Holly!

    Love your blog! What a great prayer to be praying – to know Jesus more! Love reading your thoughts!

    Reply

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