When your suffering makes you feel dead inside, let Jesus’ faithful love for you stir up your faithful love for him. Don’t desperately search for your love for him. Seek first his love for you. And then you might just find that you share that love. You’ll find out that your faith is real. You’ll know that “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” will you get you home. How do I know? Because you are the joy that has been set before Jesus. You are his prize. His reward. His love. And now he is yours. So look to him. And run. Run to the arms of the one who has already run to you.
“To live is Christ” means placing all our hope in the unseen things of God. It is fixing our eyes on Jesus and his cross, where what was seen appeared godless and faith destroying, but what was unseen was the fullness of God in Christ.
the race, by grace we run the race, and by grace we will finish the race. Will you keep the faith in God’s amazing grace until the final day? I pray you will.
“To live is Christ” means being filled with the knowledge of God’s will (Christ-likeness) and being instinctively controlled by the wisdom and understanding of God (Christ himself). That’s faith. That’s our union with Christ.
“To live is Christ” is to live by grace through faith unto good works. In that order. Any other way is not the life of Christ in us. When Christ’s good works flow effortlessly from our simple unstated faith in the gracious love of our Savior… that’s God’s workmanship. His work of art. His glory.