Thursday, March 22, 2007

The name of this Blog

The phrase "Losing All Things" really came to me one day when I was reading through Philippians 3 in my bible study. The writer Paul says some pretty crazy things that hit me that day.

Here is what he says,

"But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 3:7-14(emphasis added)

During that bible study I was hit with some hardcore truths about my life. Paul talks about the things of this world as rubbish. This, literally translated, is the equivalent to the derogatory word used for feces. He wants nothing else but to be found in Christ and to know every aspect of him. Paul then says that he is not perfect but he is striving to be made prefect in Christ and by doing that he forgets what is behind and strains towards what is ahead.

I want this to be me. Now I don't want to be Paul, but I pray that I would have this desire to pursue God with this passion. The same passion that he pursues me with.

So with all that you get "Losing All Things"

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