“To live is Christ” is to have the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, ministering the death and resurrection of Christ to my life. To be filled with the Spirit is to be filled with the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the finished work of Christ is the ongoing work of the Spirit in us. By the Spirit, Christ’s death IS our life. And our dying is now our living.
“To live is Christ” means we will spend every day of our lives learning to joyfully and faithfully depend on our true friend, God’s Spirit, for all that Jesus offers to us by his resurrection life and our Father’s unconditional love.
Mark 14:22-25. 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And
To live is Christ” means love for God and love for neighbor now has a power source – the indwelling love of Jesus that fills us with all of his self-giving love.
“To live is Christ” means no more fear of dying and no more fear of living. Why? Because my life is no longer being measured. It is no longer the standard by which I will be judged.
“To live is Christ” is about being shepherded. It’s about having the Good Shepherd of your soul lovingly guide you through every step of life by his grace and truth.