Of this we can be certain – the Son of God will keep us. So now we must keep ourselves. We must guard our hearts. Not as self-salvation, but as those who are from God, who know God, who are in God, who possess his eternal life. As those who “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” means we are a part of the greatest conquest of all time – the victory of Christ Jesus over the world.
From God’s perfect love may we see love perfected in us. May we love sacrificially without fear. May we love humbly yet boldly. May we love because we are loved. May we “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to know you are loved by Love. And then it is to love. To love one another freely and fully as those in whom God’s love is being perfected IN US as we learn more and more each day to trust his love FOR US.
God knows you’re righteous. He knows you’re alive in Christ. He knows the real you, and he loves you anyway. So go live your life boldly before him. Because “to live is Christ.”
If you can see yourself as God’s child, born of God, participating in his own nature, then, you might just find that your doing has begun to match your being. You might just find that your “to live” looks like it “is Christ.”