Being filled with the knowledge of God’s will (Christ-likeness) and being instinctively controlled by the wisdom and understanding of God (Christ himself) is faith. It is “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” is to live each day in this wisdom, this fear of the Lord, the promise of the rule of Christ. It is to walk fully aware that these days are evil, but that Christ will lead us through by the Spirit. And so we live carefully and yet fully alive. Alive in Christ our Savior and King.
“To live is Christ” means there is only one thing we know for sure, and therefore, only one thing we can talk about with confidence – the cross. We don’t need anything beyond the ultimate reality of Christ crucified for us. No more answers. No more knowledge. No more experiences. All we need is to embrace the power of the cross as our power for daily living and loving others.
What if the most important decision you face today isn’t what to do, but rather how to do it?
“To live is Christ” means that your heart is protected. It is being kept with all the vigilance of the Trinity. Now you can keep your heart with all the vigilance of the life of Christ inside of you. And you can let the streams of his love and grace pour out from the well of life that has been poured into you.
“To live is Christ” means that Christ is our wisdom. He is our Tree of Life. Take. Eat. Stop trying to manufacture wisdom and instead receive it. Receive Christ’s sacrificial love as your response to all of life. Take hold of him, live each day through dying, and be called blessed.