To live is Christ” has radically changed who we are, and at the same time radically allows us to stay as we are. We no longer need to fantasize about escaping our circumstances. We can choose to love, respect, and serve Christ by loving, respecting, and serving those that God has placed in front of us. All to the glory of God.
We don’t need another “to-do” list. We don’t need more regulations and principles. We have exactly what we need. The life of Jesus, his heart, his desires, his affections becoming our own. We have “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to allow the gospel, the word of Christ, to live in your heart house. To give the Spirit control of every thought, decision, and motivation. To trust Jesus with every part of your life.
“To live is Christ” gives us the peace of Christ as the new rule of our hearts. Because peace had the final say on the cross of Christ, peace will always have the final say in your crucified life.
together in perfect harmony. The harmony of the Trinity. So today return to the love of God. See the gut wrenching love of Christ for you on the cross, and let it enlarge your heart.
To live is Christ” means we have put on the new self that is being renewed into the knowledge of Christ’s image. And that means there is no longer any room for division among us. We are all equal in our need for grace. We are all equal in God’s love for us. Because we are all in Christ.