Philippians 3:12 ESV “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”
That is reason enough to keep going after God. To spend time with him every morning, thinking on Him throughout the day and rejoicing in Him at night. My walk with God is mine alone. My search for Him is like a treasure hunter who gives all she has for that one prize.
You may observe my walk, but you’ll never make my walk your own. No, my friend, your own treasure awaits you. It lies hidden beneath the pages of Gods Word, waiting for your fingers to find, your eyes to see, your heart to understand.
How sad that some will never see. I’m sure it grieves the heart of Father that He has children who don’t want to know Him, don’t want to spend time with Him, don’t call out to Him. The only time they use His name is to curse, or as a by-word. They don’t know that His name is above all names. They don’t understand the power behind it nor the grace that comes with it.
I’ve been touched by that nail pierced hand! That blood He shed has covered me, kept me from harm and the evil plans of my enemies. I’ve felt His presence rush in to surround me when I mention His name, when I’m afraid or when I speak it in love. I may not be perfect, but I press on to make it my own because Jesus made me His own. You may not understand why I am the way I am. Don’t judge me, I’m just pressing deeper into my Fathers arms because that is where my treasure abides.