Our minds can be renewed in love. The love of “to live is Christ.”
The law can reveal my holy God and my unholy self, but only the cross can crucify the flesh and only the resurrection can quicken the life of Christ in me (and it already has). This is the gospel. This is the new way of the Spirit. This is “to live is Christ.”
The Christian life is not about the pride filled journey of getting better and better. It is about the never ending need for grace.
“To live is Christ” removes all of this childish, “human” behavior from our hearts. We no longer have to be the best, or promote our own self-worth. Our worth is in Christ. That is true spirituality – loving, giving, sharing, submitting. This is our super power.
“To live is Christ” is to give up the control of the cause- effect system of law keeping. And in its place to adopt the control forfeiting faith of sowing to the Spirit. Which is guaranteed life. Christ’s life growing in you, reaping a harvest of love and grace for all eternity.
“To live is Christ” means your old sin nature is dead and gone, and yet the remaining selfish flesh inside of you is still hanging on the cross. Now every day we must continue crucifying the flesh and its selfish desires.