Sorry for a quiet week of posts (or lack of!) I promise I’ve got a meaty one lined up!
In the meantime I wanted to briefly share a song that blessed me tonight: knowing You Jesus , by Graham Kendrick.
It’s largely based off Philippians 3. I count all I once held dear as garbage compared to knowing Christ.
If you read the whole chapter and continue into chapter 4, there are some pretty cool verses that add to this theme and establish the mindset further.
V12 not that I’ve already attained all this (including the mindset) but one thing I do…
V15 all of us who are mature should take such a view of things
V17 join with me in following my example in this…
V18 because, as I have told you before, even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross…when we hold our religion, our self-righteousness, our tallies of good deeds, our material possessions etc, when we hold onto these things instead of knowing Christ, we make ourselves enemies of the cross. No! Let us count them as garbage.
4:1 therefore…stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!!! We must be reminded and encouraged to continue counting as garbage what we once held dear.
Such a powerful message and scripture passage. I pray that God would subdue the various idols in my mind and enable me to see them as garbage, to persevere in the race of treasuring Christ about all! I pray that God would bring me to maturity, that I would not be flattered by the things of this world but be content with Him.
Knowing You, Jesus
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord