Last night in bible study, we covered Galatians 5:1-15, in which Paul writes:
For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
In these verses, Paul goes on to describe the law as a yoke of slavery, and contrast this with God’s grace which is freedom.
After much discussion about what we buy into that we think is freedom – and the continual tug of war of our heart between doing and letting God work – at the very end of the night, a guy in our group shared a story that his Dad always taught him.
The story basically describes what walking with God is like. He said it is like a father holding a child’s hand. When that child is walking with his father, he isn’t worried about what may happen as they walk. He’s not even worried about what or where he is going – because he is with his father. There is no chance that he could do anything malicious – for he is with his father.
Simply put, this describes how our relationship should be with Christ. It should be a liberating experience, for we don’t have to exactly know where we or going or how we are going to get there. There isn’t pressure that our actions won’t make him happy – for when we are walking that closely with Him, it is a natural result.
That’s an amazing freedom.