Alas, how very little real Christianity there is in the world today!
Christianity consists in being conformed unto the image of God’s Son “Looking unto Jesus” constantly, trustfully, submissively, lovingly, the heart occupied with the example which Christ has left me, just just in proportion as I am living upon Him and drawing from His fullness, am I realizing the ideal He has set before me. In Him is the power, from Him must he received the strength for running “with patience” or steadfast perseverance, the race.
Genuine Christianity is a life lived in communion with Christ: a life lived by faith, as His was. “for me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21); “Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Galatians 2:20) – Christ living in me and through me.
By Arthur Pink