To the fans of the movie "The Terminator", the song lyrics "bad to the bone" evoke an image of Arnold Swartzeneggar dressed in black leather, sunglasses, riding a motorcycle. Just one glimpse and you knew he was the real thing.
When something is said to be "to the bone", it is interpreted as being completely involved. The subject in question is totally encompassed and permeated.
Have you ever reached into a bag of peaches and as you grabbed an overly ripe one, the skin peeled back? Some people wear their Christianity like an overly ripe peach peel. They are Christ like when things are going great, but when a little pressure gets applied, that likeness gets stripped away.
Do we have Christ to the bone? How involved is Jesus in our lives? Is He superficial, or does He saturate our existence? Jesus can not be just a part of our life. His desire is that He be "to the bone".....the all encompassing. all involved. all permeating Lord.
Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, and I am the clay.
Mould me an make me After Thy will,
While I am waiting Yielded and still.