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Reading for Day 10

The Apostle Paul had an overwhelming love for Jesus

Philippians 1 verse 8

I have pasted on today’s Reading for the Day four translations of the same scriptural verse. For the love of Jesus Christ is so inherent and over flowingly powerful in this verse that it is actually bothering and affecting me: I mean for my spiritual good and growth. There is something of the unique character of Jesus in this verse that we need God The Holy Ghost to grant us a Heavenly Divine translation , interpretation and revelation.

I recollect what Our Lord Jesus told the apostle Peter:

Matthew 16
17: Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah.
For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven
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Expose the depth of this verse to me Father God!

Philippians 1 verse 8
 

8)    God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
 

8)    For God is my witness how I long for and pursue you all with love, in the tender mercy of Christ Jesus [Himself]!

8)   He knows how much I love and miss you these days.

Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does! (WOW!)
 

8)   God himself knows how much I want to see you. He knows that I care for you in the same way that Christ Jesus does.

How does one arrive at the depth of love that the apostle Paul has been possessed and baptised with ?

Is the answer partially in this verse:

1 Corinthians 11
1) PATTERN YOURSELVES after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).
 

I have met some people, (very rare) who live and maintain the standard of Philippians 1 verse 8 .

Like a professional sportsman, (especially the champions) I need to practise and practise daily the character life of  Jesus. It needs a daily rubbing of the anointing of Jesus on my life. My prayer life must be so intense that I will know and know it for sure  that God The Father is taking a great delight and pleasure in my prayers.

 Father I need to work on how to develop my Love For Jesus.

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