I Want to Know Him!
by K.J. Kehler Share page

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him” (Philippians 3:10).

Knowing GodLately, I have been thinking about Jerry McGrath. He was a marvellous singer who performed at many conferences. He had been in the secular entertainment industry when he was struck down with leukemia and was no longer able to sing. Then he yielded his life to the Lord, God touched and healed him. From then on, he used his amazing voice to serve God.

During every performance he told the story of his miraculous healing and then would sing:

“Lord, I want to know You. Deep within my soul, I want to know You more.”

When he finished the song, there was not a dry eye in the audience.

Jerry had experienced the power of Christ’s resurrection, but he had also experienced suffering. I wonder, sometimes, why we so often pray and sing for the Lord’s power, but abhor the suffering? We need both to make us be like Jesus. Sadly, we have bought into the philosophy that life should be soft and easy. Christ’s life certainly wasn’t.

Father, You know what cowards we are. We want the soft and easy road. Help us to get real, Lord. Enable us not to be surprised when troubles come our way. After all, Jesus did say that in this world we would have troubles. How quickly we forget, Lord! We need You to remind us. Amen.

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