“I know of nothing so utterly exciting as being a Christian, sharing the very Life of Jesus Christ on earth right here and now, being caught up with Him into the relentless, invincible purposes of the almighty God, and having available to us all the limitless resources of Deity for accomplishing those purposes. Can you imagine anything more exciting than that?”
From the introduction of The Indwelling Life of Christ: All of Him IN All of Me
by Major W. Ian Thomas
I don’t know about you, but I long for that sense of excitement in being a Christian … all of Christ IN all of me.
IMHO … This little book by Major W. Ian Thomas is a little known treasure among the seemingly limitless collection of books written by and for Christians. It has been a number of years since I went through this book last and I am really excited about revisiting the words of Major Thomas as my dear friend Jim and I go through and discuss this book a couple of chapters at a time (At least that’s the goal … when I read the book originally it might take me a week or more to truly digest and be ready to leave some of the 2-3 page chapters). Of the books I have read regarding the walk of faith, this one is definitely at the top of the heap.
The 4 page introduction is simply loaded with meat that I keep rereading and considering (I haven’t even made it to Chapter 1)… but instead of sharing too much, I would encourage your reading of this little book and simply share the closing sentence of the intro …
“The Christian life is nothing less than the life which He lived then … lived now by Him IN you.”
As Paul wrote to the church in Corinth …
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3 (NASB)
I too am afraid I have strayed from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
Lord, lead me home … lead me home!