Wade E Taylor
Many of us have formed an opinion of how a particular person, whom we have never seen, looks. Then when we met them, they looked totally different than we had thought. This is due to a “perceived” knowledge from which we formed an opinion without “experientially” knowing them.
Our spiritual journey began when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. We had information about Jesus being our Savior, but we did not personally know Him. But, there was more in our being redeemed than we realized. Through “regeneration,” we became a new creation, and there was placed within us the desire to personally know the One who had redeemed us.
Because of this, we can, with the Apostle Paul, say:
“I long to know Christ and the power which is in His resurrection, and to share in His sufferings and die even as He died; in the hope that I may attain to the resurrection from among the dead. I do not say that I have already won the race or have already reached perfection. But I am pressing on, striving to lay hold of the prize for which also Christ has laid hold of me.” Philippians 3:10-12 Weymouth