The Christian Life is a life commenced in faith, continued in patience, and consummated by perseverance. It is a Divine life into which only those born again through the word of truth enter. It is an eternal life, for "I give unto My sheep eternal life and they shall never perish," says the Good Shepherd. It is possessed by every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ simply because he or she is a believer in Him. It is not at all an attainment, but the gift of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. It is not a renovation of human nature but a new life; not a mere reformation but a regeneration by God the Holy Spirit. Strictly stated the real Christian life is the life of Christ lived in the Christian.
Here then, briefly, we review the open secret of the devotional Christian life
Have I been forgiven much? Do I love much? Do I practically own Him as Lord of my life? Do I do the things which He says?
These are the questions which those who wish to know the joy of the Christian life must face for themselves. But Praise the Lord, we need not be alarmed, for we can count on Him to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
A word about the author: William George Turner was born in 1875 and called home aged 80 on 31st August 1955. He is buried at St. Nicholas at Wade, Thanet, Kent.
As well as ‘The Christian Life’ he also wrote many other articles and is most well known for his book ‘Unknown and Well Known: A Biography of John Nelson Darby’.
This book is part of the Brethren Writers Library series. These books go forth with the purpose of introducing the listener to the writings of men who were gifted of God as teachers ‘for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ’. Many of their writings are freely available online at Stem publishing.com. Words by the Wayside, 2014.