The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein (Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) wrote a song for the production of The King and I called Getting to Know You which was sung by Anna played by Deborah Kerr.  The lyrics go like this:

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you
Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me
Getting to know you, putting it my way
But nicely
You are precisely
My cup of tea

Getting to know you
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you
Getting to know what to say

Haven’t you noticed
Suddenly I’m bright and breezy?
Because of all the beautiful and new
Things I’m learning about you
Day by day

Those lyrics in their simplicity apply to any relationship but especially a desirable one of importance.  What about a relationship with the King of kings and Lord of lords?

Philippians 3:10-16 (AMP)

10 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; 11 so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own.13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us stay true to what we have already attained.

Pursue the goal!

A spiritual goal.

A heavenly goal.

An eternal goal.

To do that there are things that have to change in you.

Your spiritual perspective must change and anything that interferes with it must be removed.

We are called by the Apostle Paul to want to get to know Him in such stunning simplicity.

Think about it.  The One who spoke the Universe into existence wants to know YOU!

We don’t have to hope that He likes us.  We know that He loves us.

Isn’t that a goal worth pursuing and obtaining?

I believe that it is, and I’ve spent the 34 plus years of being saved doing so.  And no matter how good or close it is it’s never good enough.

Paul put it very well when he wrote, 10 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely]

To know Him more completely in a thoroughly acquainted experientially way. Not superficial or detached. Not what religion offers but what relationship gives. Intimately. Personally.

Pursue the goal every day and in every way that you can. 

Living out your own personal production of The King (of kings) and I. 

No music needed.

Richard J Grund

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