“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 on the cross, where what was seen appeared godless and faith destroying, but what was unseen was the fullness of God in Christ.
And remember, this is NOT about exhorting others to have more faith in their faith. It’s about exhorting one another to simply trust our Savior Jesus and our union with him. To remember that “to live is Christ” is a day by day experience of Jesus that last to the end, and beyond.
“To Live is Christ” is a marathon. A grace race that we faithfully run ’til the end. By grace we are in 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.
Now, our spirit of fear is being gradually replaced with the Spirit of Jesus. Living in fear is being replaced with “to live is Christ.”
We train for godliness by believing in the promises of our future hope in the living God, and then by making our present life look like our life to come.