"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1 ESV
I love this verse more today than I ever have before. There is a relaxation in this verse. Christ becomes an oasis of refreshment here.
Christ has freed us to have freedom then He wants us to let grace train our will to live in freedom. Oppression has formed lines and imprints in our soul that cause us to retreat back to bondage.
Why did God free me? Love, That is why. Now I wait and stand in that knowledge. Ok, It's time to move on and do something else. No. No. I won't. I will stand here and not be moved from love. It is here that truth can cleanse me. It is here grace can teach me. This is the place where Christ washes my feet and I must just be still and receive it.
My old nature is uncomfortable in this place. That is fine. He can just die as far as I'm concerned. If I let him live He will infect others with his self knowledge.
The new man is a free man. The free man moves as God leads him. A grace man learns to stand in that freedom and enter into that rest.