“To live is Christ” is to have the mind of Christ. His thoughts. His understanding. His knowledge. This is not mind control. It’s faith. It’s seeing Christ as all truth, all knowledge, and all understanding. His life and his death answer every question and reveal every mystery of God – the mysteries of salvation, meaning, purpose, eternity, love, life, and death.
“To live is Christ” means there is only one thing we know for sure, and therefore, only one thing we can talk about with confidence – the cross. We don’t need anything beyond the ultimate reality of Christ crucified for us. No more answers. No more knowledge. No more experiences. All we need is to embrace the power of the cross as our power for daily living and loving others.
“To live is Christ” is unlike any other religion on earth. It is all of grace and all of Christ. He has freely given us his life and all that comes with it – wisdom, goodness, holiness, freedom. We have been given these things for free in order to freely be these things.
“To live is Christ” is unbroken fellowship with Christ. A partnership with Jesus that will never end because God is faithful. A partnership with Jesus that is then lived out in the community of love where we learn to trust God’s love for us and share his love with one another.
“To live is Christ” means my only boast, my only honor, my only glory is the cross of Christ.
“To live is Christ” is to give up the control of the cause- effect system of law keeping. And in its place to adopt the control forfeiting faith of sowing to the Spirit. Which is guaranteed life. Christ’s life growing in you, reaping a harvest of love and grace for all eternity.