“To live is Christ” is to experience the fullness of God in Christ, the fullness freely given to us by Christ’s own emptying, so that then we can, like Jesus, empty our lives out in humility and grace for the glory of God and the good of others.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 274. OCTOBER 1: TO LIVE IS CHRIST.
“To live is Christ” means taking up his cross of suffering and following Jesus into a broken and battered world. It means embracing the burden and loss of the crucified life.
TLIC DAILY. DAY 273. SEPTEMBER 30: TO DIE IS GAIN.
When we can imagine ourselves in the shared embrace of the Trinity, dancing in the perfect rhythm of the glorious grace of the godhead. If and when we believe all of this, then we will be ready to live. We will be ready to embrace “to live is Christ.”
TLIC DAILY. DAY 272. SEPTEMBER 29: CHRIST’S AFFECTION.
“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.
TLIC Daily. Day 281. October 8: Stand firm.
“To live is Christ” is to stand firm in the life altering hope of his glorious return for us one day. A future hope that allows us to respond to our present reality with all faith, hope, love, joy, and peace.
TLIC Daily. Day 280. October 7: Press on.
“To live is Christ” is not earning, but it is effort. The grace driven effort of resting in God’s goodness and faithfulness. The striving of faith in his unconditional love. It is a joy filled effort of running together, side by side, with the one who has already run in our place and won us the victory.