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By faith in Your blood shed at Calvary one day,
I have come to know You, Lord.
Raising me up to newness of life always,
That I may know You, Lord.
Conforming me to be like You as I die to self daily,
That I may know You, Lord!

Oh, Lord may Your Word delight my soul,
That I may know You, Lord.
Cleanse my heart from sin that’s taken its toll,
That I may know You, Lord.
Forgive my past as I press on, Heaven as my goal,
That I may know You, Lord!

Oh, Lord fill me again with Your Spirit today,
That I may know You, Lord.
Bring valleys deep to teach me of Your sufferings and
grace this day,
That I may know You, Lord.
Drawing me to a closer walk with You, I pray,
That I may know You, Lord.

My desire is that I may know You, Lord…
That I may know You, Lord!
And the power of Your resurrection
And the fellowship of Your sufferings…
So a closer walk with You is mine…with Heaven in view,
That I may know You,
That I may know You, Lord!

Philippians 3:10 – “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.”

Isaiah 25:1 – “O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee; I will praise thy name; for thou has done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.”

Isaiah 26:3,4 – “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”



“That I may know Him.” Phil. 3:10
The initiative of the saint is not towards self-
Realization, but towards knowing Jesus Christ. The spiritual saint never believes circumstances to be haphazard, or thinks of his life as secular and sacred; he sees everything he is dumped down in as the means of securing the knowledge of Jesus Christ. There is a reckless abandonment about him. The Holy Spirit is determined that we shall realize Jesus Christ in every domain of life, and He will bring us back to the same point again and again until we do. Self-realization leads to the enthronement of work; whereas the saint enthrones Jesus Christ in his work. Whether it be eating or drinking or washing disciples’ feet, whatever it is, we have to take the initiative of realizing Jesus Christ in it. Every phase of our actual life has its counterpart in the life of Jesus. Our Lord realized His relationship to, the Father even in the most menial work. “Jesus knowing…that He was come from God, and went to God…took a towel…and began to wash the disciples’ feet.”
The aim of the spiritual saint is “that I may know Him.” Do I know Him where I am to-day? If not, I am failing Him. I am here not to realize myself, but to know Jesus. In Christian work the
initiative is too often the realization that something has to be done and I must do it. That is never the attitude of the spiritual saint, his aim is to secure the realization of Jesus Christ in every set of circumstances he is in.

Source of quote is Anonymous

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II Corinthians 1:14