Phillipians 3:10 ~ The Amplified Bible
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope].
Do we as believers really understand that our journey should be an intentional life long pursuit to know HIM? Not just adhering to a set of rules, not just church attendance or all the other disciplines that we count important. It really is about walking this journey with our hearts and minds on Christ. It's about step by step of following after Him. I heard a Rabbi said once that he wanted to walk so close to Jesus that the dust from the road where Jesus walked would also get on his garment. At the end of the day, it's not about all the outward things we can do, it really is all about Him! I hope we have to wash the dust off our garments today!