There’s a verse in Sacred Scripture that is the very engine of the Christian life, the very fountain of life, from which all spiritual vitality arises. You see, there are many today that have reduced Christianity to nothing more than a neatly packed formula; a convenient list containing few dos and a few don’ts! Is Christianity simply about following the example left us by our Lord? Are Christians nothing more than a human parrot left in our own strength to imitate the life of Christ? I say with resounding passion, NO!! What saith Paul? “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17).
The secret of the Christian life is found in our spiritual union with Jesus Christ. From start to finish and everything in between, Christianity is about a relationship with the Triune God of Holy Scripture!! Whether it be sanctification, Christian character or Christian service, there shall be no abiding or lasting fruit unless it be found arising out of an intimate union with Jesus Christ maintained and sustained by faith.