Philippians 3:10 “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection…”
Daily coming to know Christ deeper and know the power behind His death and resurrection; that is what a wise woman will focus on. The first part of this verse is so very appealing. “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection…”
I want to be a wise woman. I want to reflect Christ. I want to be free, victorious, and holy.
Paul tells me the price.
“…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.”
There is the catch…and it is huge!
The price I have to pay to know Him and His power is, to experience this depth of knowing; I have to share in His sufferings, becoming like Him in death.
Sharing His Sufferings – sharing His hurt over those who are poor, broken, unwise and without direction. Allowing that pain to really impact me to the point where I act.
Becoming like Him in death – the death of me. My wants, my desires, my foolishness. Death to my attitudes, my mouth, my comfort and ease.
Here, in my own death and suffering of my flesh, I will experience knowing Christ and the power He offers to us all.
Lord, only You can take me to this place where I would never willingly go alone. Please do in me, in my heart, what you need to do so I can experience knowing You. And help me to say “yes” and make wise choices each step of the way.