Our Priceless Privilege

“To know you is to want to know you more.”

This line from the Casting Crowns’ song “To Know You” really hit my heart the other day while worshipping. How many Christians truly know Christ to the point to where they only want to know Him more? Not many would be my guess. I felt in my Spirit that we do not really know Him until we get to this point in our walk, our relationship, our surrender to Him. This song talks about how much we should WANT to know Christ more and that it should be all we want in life.

What is your greatest desire in life? Most of the time we do not slow down long enough to really think this question through, we just answer it with the canned answer we have been taught to give, depending upon who is asking. But why should we answer differently, depending upon who is asking? Have you been taught that a surrendered walk with Christ should be your number one goal, your only true desire…and that everything else is just filler? I know that my real joy comes when I am basking in His presence, worshipping Him without any strings attached. I love the joy and love I feel from Him when I just sit in His presence. When life gets rough or I am just having a bad day, my heart longs for moments when I can just sit still in His presence and get filled back up with His strength and peace.

Paul said that he counts everything that has been a ‘gain’ in his life as loss (detriment) when compared to knowing Christ (Philippians 3:7-8).The Amplified bible really gets into the heart of the meaning of this statement:

 

But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as [one combined] loss for Christ’s sake. Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One),” – Philippians 3:7-8 (AMP)

 

How many Christians consider knowing Christ a “priceless privilege”…If the answer is not ALL, then it is not enough. It needs to be about more than just knowing Him; it needs to be about getting to know Him more and more and more, more deeply and more intimately.

I know we all get busy “living life” and do not believe we have time to get to know Him more. But this is an untrue statement the enemy plants in our minds to keep us from drawing closer to the Lord. Do you make time for your friends, spouse, and/or your children? Why…to get to know them more, right? The same is true about our relationship with the Lord; we need to spend time with Him every day, getting to know Him more. The more time we spend with Him, the more time we will want to spend with Him.

Bible: $50…Gas to go to “church”: $10…Time in prayer: 30 minutes…Knowing Christ: PRICELESS!!!

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