Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, Philippians 3:8-10 NKJV
These passage sums up Paul’s primary pursuit in life: to know Christ. Paul’s knowledge of Christ involves not merely an intellectual apprehension, but rather an exceptional knowledge resulting from his personal communion with Christ. In contrast to the life he now has, his former way of life is rubbish. His former way of life are the things he trusted to make him successful.
Paul’s desire to know Christ sprang from no other motive but to enjoy Him. He wanted Christ for who He. He was a lover of God, not a user of God. It didn’t if he moved in Christ resurrection power or stretched to his last ounce of endurance, it mattered little. For Paul, it was all a part of the most fulfilling journey of all: truly knowing God. For us to experience Christ we should have daily communion with Him, it is a lifestyle of communing and spending time with Him.