“To live is Christ” means that God’s glorious grace is living in us. It is not just an external principle to follow. It is a life to be received. It is everything. Our beginning, middle, and end. Our source and our goal. Our cause and our effect. We have received grace, that we might live from grace, to the praise of grace. God’s glorious grace.
the cruciform life. Knowing that living this cruciform life today prepares for us an experience of grace in the presence of Christ beyond any light or momentary affliction we are going through today.
“To live is Christ” means living the crucified life. The life of dying unto the glory of god’s grace. Sacrificing for the sake of others that they too might find the life of Christ.
Christ in us is the ultimate reality shining in our very beings. To see Christ is to see the face of God and live. God’s glory not just with or around us, but IN us. Now “to live is Christ” is to have an illuminated heart by this indwelling glory of God. In Christ, we can truly know our God. We can look into his face and not just survive, but truly thrive.
“To live is Christ” means present and complete transformation into the image of God because we are in Christ. And because Christ is in us, it means we are slowly and progressively being changed from one degree of Christ’s glory to the next by grace through faith and into his same self-sacrificing love.
Let’s start where “to live is Christ” demands that we must – with simple faith. Simple beholding. Simple worship. Simply being loved and simply loving.