“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:2-3; KJV).
This is part of a prayer that Paul was praying for the Colossians; his heart’s desire was for unity in love and that they would have a desire to know Christ more. This is a prayer we can use today for our own lives, it’s also a good prayer to pray over others too.
To know Jesus more is certainly my desire. Of course, we don’t want to just know Jesus more for what we can get out of him. But nevertheless, as we read in verse of our main scripture above, when we do get to know Jesus we also tap into his wisdom and knowledge.
The apostle Paul desired to personally know Jesus more (Phil 3:10). If this is our heart’s desire then we need to make these verses our confession today. And how exactly do we get to know God better?Well, let’s allow the apostle Paul to show us: “I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:14; KJV). How do we press? By spending time in his word, in prayer and in his presence. Pressing requires discipline and ongoing effort; it’s not a one-shot deal but something we must do 24/7. Sound familiar?