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.”
“To live is Christ” has placed us both into Christ, and therefore into one another. Through this mutual koinonia we now can live out the great exchange of Jesus for each other. Sharing our position of freedom in Christ with those who desperately need his grace.
“To live is Christ” has made love the controlling force in our lives. Now we can appeal to one another from love. Not law. From Christ, not compulsion.
“To live is Christ” is to put on his love above everything else, for his love alone can bind us all together in perfect harmony. The harmony of the Trinity. So today return to the love of God. See the gut wrenching love of Christ for you on the cross, and let it enlarge your heart.
“To live is Christ” has freed us from the religion of this world. Our hearts are meant for so much more than such dead religion, such regulation keeping, such “cause-effect” basics. In fact, we have died to all these. And now we are alive to dwell within the wild and wonderful love of God. A love that is a law to itself. A law that is a life that has been hidden with Christ in God.
“To live is Christ” is to live sharing the affections, the loves, of Jesus himself. May that love that has been poured into us now and forever abound more and more with added knowledge and insight. May we choose to know those we already love.