“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.
“To live is Christ” means this life changing faith is possible. The God of hope wants you to abound in hope. He wants you to experience joy and peace. And so do I. What’s stopping you?
“To live is Christ” is this same hiddenness of God. His glory is hidden in our shame. Our weakness. Our sacrifice. Our folly. Our light and momentary affliction. Our messed up life. Our cross.
“To live is Christ” is to face suffering beyond what we can bear, but it is to never face a temptation beyond what you can bear. Until Christ returns the temptations will always be there. But in Christ we have all we need to run away. All the hope, all the faith, and all the love we need to take up the cross, and escape into resurrection life.
“To live is Christ” is hope, faith, and love, with love as the end of all things. Our hope and faith in Christ become Christ’s love in us and through us. And this is the only thing that counts.
“To live is Christ” means that our faith in the indwelling Lord of glory is transforming us. The indwelling Spirit is conforming us to his likeness. Your faith, if truly focused on Christ’s work for you (remember object, not amount), will result in works.