Come Just As You Are


Are you here looking?  Are you trying to find out if this Jesus you have heard about is for real?  Are you wondering if it is possible to really believe the Bible, the Word of God?  Maybe you are questioning whether or not you are worthy?  Maybe you are thinking that you need to clean up your act before you take your opportunity to meet Jesus?  Do you think that He won’t want to hear from you until you get yourself together?

Nothing could be further from the truth!   If you are feeling a tug at your heart, if you want to know more – know this: God Himself is pursuing you, calling you, wanting you to know Him, and wanting you to understand how much He loves you JUST AS YOU ARE!  The very God of the universe is waiting for you, is deeply interested in every detail about you, and is longing for a relationship with you!

Jesus, God’s Son, didn’t come to earth to spend time with “perfect” people or the “righteous.”  He came to be with sinners, like you and I, not to stoop or fall to our level, but to love us up to His – by His grace, mercy and salvation.  He came to die for your sins and mine, but would have endured it all, even if it was just for one of us.

He wants to fill the holes in your heart that hurt, grief, and disappointment have made.  He wants to relieve your fears.  He wants to give you peace that passes all understanding.  He wants to set your feet on firm ground and lead you down the path and perfect plan He has for your life.  He wants to bring joy to your heart.  He wants to show you the love you have been looking for your entire life.  He wants you to see how beautiful you are to Him, His precious child and incredible creation.  He wants you to spend eternity with Him.

It sounds so good, doesn’t it?  What are you waiting for?  Are you thinking that you want this to be true and you want to believe, but…  You know, there was a man in the Bible who’s heart struggled with belief and he was even able to meet Jesus face to face!  Still, he struggled with faith.  I believe this man’s story was included in the Bible for the reassurance of your heart.

In the book of Mark chapter 9, we read about a man whose son was suffering because of demon possession.  The man came to Jesus and asked, “…But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” ”If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”  Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (vs. 22b-24)

If you too are struggling with belief, simply ask Jesus to overcome it in you! Tell Him you want Him to be the Lord of your life and that you want to turn from your sins and be forgiven.  Ask Him to help you walk in His love and forgiveness, and teach you the fullness of His grace.  Ask Him to help you believe that He can do all that He says He can in and through you!  Ask Him for support and council through people who love Him and who will disciple you.  He will do it!  Just as you are, He will receive you and make you new. Don’t try to clean yourself up first; it is an impossible task for anyone.   Let Him pour out His love and Holy Spirit upon you, this is what will wash your heart and life clean.

Our pastor spoke on this subject last Sunday.  He put it this way, “Jesus called His disciples to be fishers of men.  Now, I may not be a fisherman, but I do know one thing. You have to catch a fish before you can clean it!”  So true!  Let Jesus capture your heart and life today, and He will take care of the rest!

2 Corinthians 5:17 ” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Romans 10:9-13 “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.’  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Song: Come Just As You Are, Crystal Lewis
Come just as you are
Hear the spirit call
Come just as you are
Come and see
Come receive
come and live forever

Come just as you are
Hear the spirit call
Come just as you are
Come and see
Come receive
Come and live forever

Life everlasting
Strength for today
Taste the living water
And never thirst again

Come and see
Come receive
Come and live forever

Life everlasting
Strength for today
Taste the living water
And never thirst again

Come and see
Come receive
Come and live forever

Life everlasting
Strength for today
Taste the living water
And never thirst again
Life everlasting
Strength for today
Taste the living water
And never thirst again

Come just as you are
Don’t you hear the spirit call
Come just as you are
Come and see
Christ my King
Come and live forevermore
(Songwriters: Sabolick Joseph Allen)

Biblical references taken from the New International Version

2 comments for “Come Just As You Are

  1. Barbara
    June 12, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    What a beautiful clear telling of the good news of the way of salvation! May many who read it accept the glorious invitation to come, just as you are. Thank you, Jen. This SO glorifies the Lord!

  2. June 17, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I love this article. So full of love and truth.

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