“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
I’m a big CS Lewis fan! His way of getting to the point intrigues me. He makes sense like no one else makes sense. For me, Lewis is a reliable source of truth and one who has a fascinating way of communicating, almost as if he were painting, rather than writing. I “get” him.
I won’t go on and on about him or his writings in today blog post. My own writing style can’t compare. It is enough to say that when it comes to a right attitude about Christ and Christianity, I don’t think Lewis has an equal. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the surrender involved in truly, finally, completely and eternally being in Christ.
Can you feel that “first faint gleam of Heaven” inside of you today? How is the truth of Christ in you living itself out in your communal experiences? What challenges still exist for you in the area of surrender?