Continually Being Transformed
Scripture For Meditation: Phil 3:10
In yesterday’s meditation and prayers, we concentrated on rededicating ourselves to God, asking Him to dredge and rid our lives of the rubbish that has clogged up and inhibited the channels of His rivers from flowing with purity in and through our lives; and have stopped us from knowing Him and walking with Him more intimately.
We also prayed for God to unveil our minds so that the fulness of the truth of the Gospel can be made known to us with clarity and with power.
Now, these prayers we are praying have a purpose that we are setting our hearts to accomplish.
Our main scripture for today’s meditation is Phil 3:10 where Apostle Paul declares:
“My determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]…”Phil 3:10 (Amp)
We as Paul did, will also purposefully determine that we may know Christ more, and that our knowledge of God will lead to a transformation in our lives that we become more like Christ.
This was Paul’s overriding desire for both himself and the people that he ministered to.
Paul wanted A transformative knowledge and not just an informative knowledge of Christ!
He wanted to be completely overtaken with Jesus — That should be the heartbeat of every believer; that the inherent power of this gospel that we preach will truly have a transformative effect in our lives. This should be your determined purpose:
To use the information that you have about Jesus as a tool to bring about a transformation in your life and situation!
Paul knew Jesus as Savior, but he also wanted to know Him as Lord. Paul wanted a relationship with Jesus Christ that was so real and strong that it influenced who Paul was and how he lived.
Can you say the same thing about yourself?
More Questions To Ponder and Pray About
Is your knowledge of Christ deep enough that every area of your life is influenced by what you know?
Do you know Him enough that you have modelled your life to be like Him?
Have you allowed your knowledge of Christ to continually transform you like it did Paul, as he affirmed in the concluding part of his statement in Phil 3:10—
“…and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]”Phil 3:10 (Amp)
Pray that the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead will indeed exert that life-changing influence upon your life, that will cause you to be continually transformed into the likeness of Christ.
Pastor Wale Ola