Yes, it happens by faith. Yet, in reality we are prone to forget. We lose sight of the relationship Christ has given us. What helps you remember and return to living in vital union with God through Christ?
Philippians 3:7-11 NLT
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
For Your Reflection and Prayer:
What word or phrase stood out to you as you listened to the text?
How do you experience becoming one with Christ, or united with him?
What do you long for? What might God be longing for?
How do you notice or pay attention to this longing?