Think about this question. How well do you know your parents? How well do you know your brother or sister? How well do you know your boyfriend/girlfriend? How well do you know your spouse?
My husband and I have been married for 13 years, and there are times where we just know what each other is thinking. Was it like that in the beginning? No. It happened over spending a lot of time with each other. When you spend a lot of time with someone, you really get to know them.
Trying to figure out what to write about today was a challenge. I had to keep thinking and reading scriptures until something stuck with me. Well, then the thought came to my mind “That I may know Him.”
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”
This verse has got so much in a few short words. How well do you know him or how well do you want to know him?
We can know him on a very personal and intimate level. Let’s take a look at this verse.
God is all powerful. Yes, Jesus died but he rose again. When we fall or stumble let’s not stay down but call on his name, and he will help us get back up.
Jesus had suffered greatly in the garden before he was betrayed. His flesh did not want to go through with it, but he prayed not my will but yours Lord. Personally I think he is the one that went through more suffering than anyone of us has ever gone through. Yes, we have situations that we face every day and sometimes they are not fun and seem to go on forever. Instead of getting the attitude why am I going through this or that let’s look at what Jesus went through and Thank him and Praise and Worship him in the middle of our situations.
Conformable means to be submissive or patient. We need to wait on him while we go through life. When everything is going well, we need to trust God, and when everything is going bad, we need to trust God and wait on him.
The more time we spend with him, the more we will know him and we will be able to Praise, Worship him in the middle of our situations and be willing to be patient and submissive in the middle of it all and watch how it all works out.
Written by Sherry Hensley