Fathers That Influence For Christ
INTRODUCTION: ''[For 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], 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]
That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].'' (Amplified Bible)
Wisdom Hunters (Boyd Bailey)-June 10, 2014
''Knowing God is not for the causal Christian, but for the committed ones. This intimate relationship is forged on the anvil of adversity and expressed through the power of Christ's resurrected life. Knowing God requires dying to self and coming alive in Christ. Resurrected living is the fruit of a faith that is not satisfied with surface Christianity.
To know God is to be loved by Him, to love Him and to love for Him. It is going deep in knowledge and understanding of God, so we even can carry His character and faith far and wide. Knowing God leads to making God known with our words and deeds.
Knowing God grows your character, as intimacy with Him influences you to be like Him. Christ's character begins to transform your character. His influence in your life broadens your influence in other lives. ''Your depth of character determines your breadth of influence. Grow in grace, so you can export (can't export what you don't possess) grace throughout your circle of influence.
The more you know Christ-the less you see of yourself and the more you see of Him and others.''
Many Christians think that once they have obtained salvation through faith in Christ there is nothing else to pursue. ...
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