5 Astonishing Statements from Paul | Wait on the Lord (possesshispromises.com)
For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the f…
  • Sandi Holland, Writer/Artist Draw Nigh To Hope Christian Blog Nice article. How misguided some severely judgmental Christians are. They hurt the name of Christ so much by choosing to live under The Law, from which all who have received Christ have been set free. And how high is the # of children who would have embraced Christ and His Way, if it were not for a childhood labored under the burden of Christian legalism?

    Had to laugh about the church praying over you because you danced at the slumber party, but doing it publicly is no laughing matter. Worse enough that they did it at all. Thank God that as we grow we can learn, for ourselves, of the power of His Blood. We can live in the freedom where with Christ has made us free, and share it with others.

    We don't have to repeat the offenses that were done to us. We can rise above that by learning about and embracing the Love of God. Enjoyed your post so much. #4 helped me a lot. I'll remember it.
    • PossessHisPromises Sandi, Thank you for your gracious comment. I was devastated when I learned that the church had prayed for me. But now, I find it funny. You're right, judgmental Christians hurt so deeply, and I've been one. I was brought up that way. I've had to unlearn so much! It's so awesome to live in freedom. May the Lord richly bless you and increase your freedom with each day. Many blessings, Karen
      • Sandi Holland, Writer/Artist Draw Nigh To Hope Christian Blog Oh yes, I've been one too, because I was also brought up that way! And as a babe in Christ, in my 30s, I had all of the attitudes of someone living under the Law, aggressiveness, presumptuousness, judgemental-ism, self-righteousness, etc., etc., lol. I was actually furious, as a young adult, when I began to read the Bible for myself and learned about the Love of God. Despite the fact that my grandparents were Christian and pious, they never once spoke about the Love of God. :(

        But I understand now that we can't give what we don't have, and there is a big difference between being a Christian, and being a "growing" Christian. Hard to believe that some whom we were led to believe as being perfect did not know God in the beauty of love, a transforming love that can flow out of
        us like rivers of living waters that help transform others also.

        Take care Sister Karen. We'll keep in touch! :)