The whole purpose of the Redemption is to give back to man the original source of life, and in a regenerated man this means “Christ . . . formed in you.” Am I willing that the old disposition should be crucified with Christ? If I am, Jesus Christ will take possession of me and will baptize me into His life until I bear a strong family likeness to Him. It is a lonely path, a path of death, but it means ultimately being “presenced with Divinity.” The Christian life does not take its pattern from good men, but from God Himself, that is why it is an absolutely supernormal life all through.
– Oswald Chambers –