“To live is Christ” means taking up his cross of suffering and following Jesus into a broken and battered world. It means embracing the burden and loss of the crucified life.
When we can imagine ourselves in the shared embrace of the Trinity, dancing in the perfect rhythm of the glorious grace of the godhead. If and when we believe all of this, then we will be ready to live. We will be ready to embrace “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to live sharing the affections, the loves, of Jesus himself. May that love that has been poured into us now and forever abound more and more with added knowledge and insight. May we choose to know those we already love.
When you remember to trust what God is doing IN YOU right now, by his grace, even when it looks like your moving backwards, then you will begin to enjoy the confident assurance of God’s salvation in you. The assurance of “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” means you have already won. So stand. Stand and look out over your victory in Jesus. Stand in God’s armor knowing that his promises are true and his love for you is never failing. You can live in victory today. Stop fighting for it and stand upon it instead.
“To live is Christ” is to live each day in this wisdom, this fear of the Lord, the promise of the rule of Christ. It is to walk fully aware that these days are evil, but that Christ will lead us through by the Spirit. And so we live carefully and yet fully alive. Alive in Christ our Savior and King.