Some time back I purchased a power drill hoping to use it for some important work I needed to do. Recently I found the drill, still in its box, unopened and unused. Although I mentally knew the importance of the drill I realized that I had not experienced its importance because I have never used it. When it comes to our spiritual lives, we can know but never experience the importance of Jesus in our lives. Paul spoke to this issue in Colossians 2:6-7 when he stated ‘Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.’
Paul then goes on in the next few verses of Colossians 2 to tell us why experiencing or walking in Jesus is so powerfully important to our lives:
So, how do you know the importance of Jesus to your life—by what you’ve been taught or from what you’ve experienced? Don’t leave Jesus in the box, take Him out and walk with Him. Your life will never be the same as you will then experience the full power He brings to a life.