nothing so utterly exciting …

“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.

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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!

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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5 Responses to nothing so utterly exciting …

  1. Peter says:

    Beautiful, brother! I think I’d like to read this book 🙂

    • bwebbjr says:

      Based on your writings Peter, I think you would be encouraged by this book. It is the best book, apart from Scripture, that I have read about life IN Christ Jesus. If you do indeed read it, I would love to hear your feedback.

      Abide IN Christ Jesus, His love and His words brother!

      Bernie

  2. jimdavenport says:

    Bernie, really looking forward to our discussions. I am still on the introduction also. This week let’s discuss the intro and at most chapter one. Jim

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