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Philippians 3:10-11

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:10‭-‬11 NASB

God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Eternal Lord and King. Powerful God over death and giver of the resurrected life found in Jesus. Glory, honor and praise be to You. I pray Lord to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent; for in Him is my eternal life established. Multiply in me the knowledge of You, God, and of Jesus, my Lord so that I count all things as lost in view of the surpassing value of knowing Jesus. Your divine power, has granted to me everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Jesus who called me by his own glory and excellence.
I pray I become united with You, Jesus, in the likeness of Your death so that I may also be in the likeness of Your resurrection. I have been crucified in You and I will one day know the power of Your resurrection. Jesus I pray to persevere, as You did, to suffer with You so that I may also be glorified with You.
Lord may I not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I will finish my course and the ministry which I received from You, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. I had the sentence of death within myself so that I would not trust in myself but in You, God, who raises the dead. Hallelujah!! Praise God!!! I will carry about in my body the dying of my Savior, so that Your life, Jesus, may be manifested in my body for the sake of others and to Your glory! Amen.
John 17:3/2 Peter 1:2/Philippians 3:8/2 Peter 1:3/Galatians 2:20/Romans 6:5/Romans 8:17/Acts 20:25/2 Corinthians 1:92 Corinthians 4:10 NASB

🌹For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

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The Mark

“This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s ‘; And that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord ,’ And will name Israel’s name with honor.
Isaiah 44:5 NASB

Who is your Lord? Who do you belong to? Do you bear the brand-marks of Jesus?

“From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.” Galatians 6:17 NASB

Jesus bore the marks for you. Until we are ready to bear His mark can we truly say that we are His? Are we willing to follow in obedience into whatever situation, circumstance God calls us to? Are we willing to take His brand-marks? To go that far for His namesake?

“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;”
Philippians 3:10 NASB

Jesus came to save the lost, to reconcile mankind to the Father. Is that not what bearing the brand-marks of Christ is? Willing at all cost to reconcile mankind to God?

Can we say that we are:

“always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”?
2 Corinthians 4:10 NASB

🌹Are you willing to wear the brand-mark of Christ “in order that I” (others) “may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”?
Philippians 3:11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Consider Sufferings

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. — Romans 8:18

Would that be a heavenly perspective? When I consider the sufferings of this world compared to being in the presence of God Almighty, it pales a little. When I consider that the suffering of this world only lasts a blink compared to eternity of being in the glory of God, I strive to endure.

The sufferings of this life are only temporary for those who know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. Life here and now is incomparable with the glory that is to be revealed to the children of God.

Are you suffering without hope? Is there no light at the end of your tunnel? Turn to Jesus who is the Light of the world and let Him give you a heavenly perspective as you seek Him.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Sufferings to Glory

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. — Romans 8:18

Life is tough. I don’t know of anyone who has not suffered in some form or another — loss of a loved one, illness, disabilities. Then there is the sufferings of strained relationships – marriages, parent/children, employer/employee, etc. – the stress of life-changing decisions and so many more that you could come up with yourself that you have experienced or are experiencing.

Far beyond all comparison are these momentary, light afflictions which will produce for us an eternal weight of glory. They may not seem to be light afflictions at the time but when we compare them to the glory of God, His glory overshadows our afflictions or sufferings. Seek the Lord and rely on Him instead of focusing on the situation, ailment, disability. Reminding ourselves that He loves us and will never leave us nor forsake us, He also promises that glory will be revealed to us!

Our reliance and trust in the Lord during suffering strengthens our faith. Even when our faith is tested by fire our faith is refined and more precious than gold which is perishable. Our refined faith will result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Suffering is a part of life but we don’t need to be defeated. Endure to strengthen your faith, leaning on the everlasting arms until that glory is revealed to us.

Can we even begin to compare our sufferings to the sufferings of Christ? Oh what He did on the cross for all humanity. Oh the sufferings He endured for us. In our sufferings let us keep on rejoicing so that at the revelation of Jesus Christ’s glory we may rejoice with exultation.

To God be the glory revealed in Jesus Christ.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, — 2 Corinthians 4:17

so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; — 1 Peter 1:7

but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. 1 Peter 4:13