“To live is Christ” means we are God’s finished work. His good work. There is absolutely nothing left for us to achieve, or produce, or prove in this life.
Christ is our ezer. Our helper. The seed of the woman brought to us by God to fulfill all that is lacking in us. To protect, support, shield, deliver, comfort, and strengthen us through his death on the cross.
Christ came to show us what living truly is. Not self-determination, but self-sacrifice. Not independence, but dependence upon God’s grace.
“To live is Christ” is to receive the life of God in the person of Christ. Life beyond your life. A life that offers you hope beyond your own accomplishments and achievements. A life that offers you love for love’s sake. For God’s sake.
“To live is Christ” means Christ has come into the formlessness and emptiness of our lives. He has come to be the priest of our garden heart. To work and keep it by his life changing love.
“To live is Christ” offers us a new spirit. The Holy Spirit. The indwelling life of Christ. His life in us changing our desires and affections from the inside out.