John Stott, the writer of Basic Christianity” and is an English Christian leader and Anglican clergyman who is noted as a leader of the worldwide evangelical movemen, retell his conversion while at Rugby School in 1938 after heard Rev. Eric Nash on a sermon entitled to “What Then Shall I Do with Jesus, Who Is Called the Christ? ” :
“Here, then, is the crucial question which we have been leading up to. Have we ever opened our door to Christ? Have we ever invited him in? This was exactly the question which I needed to have put to me. For, intellectually speaking, I had believed in Jesus all my life, on the other side of the door. I had regularly struggled to say my prayers through the key-hole. I had even pushed pennies under the door in a vain attempt to pacify him. I had been baptized, yes and confirmed as well. I went to church, read my Bible, had high ideals, and tried to be good and do good. But all the time, often without realising it, I was holding Christ at arm’s length, and keeping him outside. I knew that to open the door might have momentous consequences. I am profoundly grateful to him for enabling me to open the door. Looking back now over more than fifty years, I realise that that simple step has changed the entire direction, course and quality of my life.”
So let’s us take time to meditate on this question where do we put Christ in our life? Have we let Him step in and change our life direction entirely?
more about John Stott you can read here http://www.johnstottmemorial.org/.