Philippians 3:9
Found In Him

9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

The start of a new life was wonderful – it was truly a new creation
At first all I really knew was I possessed God’s salvation
He had given this gift freely when the Lord Jesus I received
And I became aware of the Person on whom I had believed
Relief was followed by joy; then really knowing I was by God accepted
And given a new nature and eternal life I possessed.

There was a difference between me and others which I could not explain
It had to do with identification and how each responded to Jesus’ name
Being found in Him made me separate from many I knew before
Who only knew about Him, not thankful that their sins He bore
So it made me walk alone on many different occasions
And I became aware of the meaning of sanctification.

Life in its course has taken me to many different places
I know a lot of people but am starting to forget names and faces
Still there is the calm assurance that my righteousness is in Christ
The faith that brought me to Him first still maintains implicit trust
I am in Christ forever; God has accepted me as a son
And being found in Christ means, I am His and He is mine.

Years that unfold leave me many faded recollections
Of things that happened while serving God in many situations
Some stand out so clearly when God seemed so near He was felt
Guiding, protecting and comforting lest faith would seem to melt
In those times there was confidence that Christ was in them too
The “faith of Christ” gave full assurance He would bring me through.

“For Thy sake, Lord Jesus, Thou hast placed me and kept me. I thank Thee for this. I know faith is not a feeling but there is comfort when I am reminded of being found in Thee, Amen.”

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