When we know that we have all we need in Jesus. That every desire of the heart is satisfied by the omnipresent and omnipotent God (read the rest of Psalm 139). When we are freed by the love of God for us so that we can fearlessly ask to be exposed by God. Now we are ready to live. Now “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” makes our confession and repentance acts of faith in our death with Christ and our resurrection with Christ to his indwelling righteous life. Only when we trust fully in what our union with Christ has already accomplished will we be free from the cycle of sin-repent-repeat. Only when we believe that all sin has been dealt with forever, will we find the freedom to pursue God’s holiness from faith and not from fear.
Do you want to have more faith? Then look at Christ more and your faith less. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and his cross. His holiness colliding with your sin. Keep looking. Never stop. Move your gaze from your own faith to the grace displayed on that pole. Now your living by faith. Now “to live is Christ.”
Genesis 15:6. And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness. We come now to what is possibly the most comforting,
Genesis 22:9-14. 9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and
Exodus 16:16-20. 16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall