Insider Christianity burns in your heart and daily changes you from within. It isn’t the same thing as Sunday church-going. The great joy of insider Christianity (Jesus living in and through you) can’t be fully communicated with words. It must be experienced.
Without Jesus’ insider formation of my heart and mind, I’d be a mess. Insider Christianity starts in the heart and works outward. For many Christians, the risen Jesus is an outsider, but when you make Him an insider and let Him rule within, everything changes.
Insider Christianity is essential. Without it we only have a “form of godliness” that ignores “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” I’ve never much enjoyed formal prayers, but I find insider conversations with the living Jesus utterly amazing and life changing.
Insider Christianity isn’t based on outward organizations, lectures, or religious activities. It’s a spiritual fire in the heart!
Making the living Jesus an outsider to your heart and mind, subjects you to the turmoil of your own feelings and opinions. Many Christians do try to keep Jesus as an outsider to their mind and heart. They practice Christ-distancing.
Christianity is holy insider trading: Your worry for Christ’s peace; Your sin for His forgiveness; Your will for His will.
When you surrender and let Jesus live and rule inside of you, He will overcome the insider threats that are at work within you. For powerful insider point of view, listen to His voice in your conscience! Freedom from self-focus is amazingly liberating!
True ministry connects people to the living Jesus. It should never be a substitute for Him. For more on Insider Christianity, check out my book, The Joy Of Early Christianity.