When we embrace the death of death, when we place our hope in the life and immortality of Christ, we can finally experience a deep sense of tranquility and serenity at knowing that this life is no longer about self-preservation, or legacy building, or finding meaning in temporal gains. It’s about “to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 113. APRIL 23: THE LIGHT OF MEN.
Will you, by the power of the eternal life of Jesus and union with your good, good Father, shine his light into a dark world? Will you trust the love of your Abba, forget yourself, and reflect the light of Jesus’ love instead? Will you “to live is Christ?”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 112. APRIL 22: IN HIM WAS LIFE.
“To live is Christ” means that Jesus is far more than our example for how to live. He IS our life. We are made alive by our union with his life and we live from our union with his life.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 69. MARCH 10: STEADFAST LOVE.
“To live is Christ” means living beyond this earthly life in the hesed of God that is beyond comparison. Now nothing done in this life is a gamble. Success or failure, win or lose, garden or desert, all can drive us deeper into the steadfast love of our covenant King.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 56. FEBRUARY 25: CHARIOTS OF FIRE.
Because we have been given everything by Christ, now we can give everything through Christ. We can live his sacrificial life. We can live without fear of any loss, for everything is ours in him.
TLIC Daily. Day 7. January 7: Tree of life.
“To live is Christ” is to receive the life of God in the person of Christ. Life beyond your life. A life that offers you hope beyond your own accomplishments and achievements. A life that offers you love for love’s sake. For God’s sake.