COME AS YOU ARE

Have you ever thought that Jesus is inviting you to a “come as you are” party? Here are the words to a song that expresses that concept. This song was written and sung by the pastor of Disciple Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota about 1977.

COME AS YOU ARE
verse one:
I got invited, “Come as you are,”
No need to be perfect, the best or a star.
Jesus reached out with His hand to me,
“Be reconciled, trust me, come home and be free.”

CHORUS:
Just come and trust Him, He’s done it all.
New life He’ll give you when on Him you call.
A new kind of living is yours starting now,
Of loving and giving, He’ll show you how.

verse two:
Now you’re invited, come as you are.
He cares, He loves you, He heals every scar.
Jesus will keep you in good times and bad,
And fill up your life more than you ever had.

CHORUS:
Just come and trust Him, He’s done it all.
New life He’ll give you when on Him you call.
A new kind of living is yours starting now,
Of loving and giving, He’ll show you how.

Many years ago I heard something along this line: “Jesus loves you enough to take you as you are. And He loves you too much to leave you as you are.”

What a beautiful and astounding truth. It is just natural for us to think that before we can be right with God, be His children, or have a relationship with Him or have heaven as our eternal destiny, that we must CHANGE OUR WAYS and CLEAN UP OUR ACT. But that’s not His way at all, because we are not capable of doing it or ever becoming good enough to be His because of the way we live our lives or anything we do. So Jesus did it for us. He died in our place, paying the price for our sin, the perfect, the sinless and righteous one, for us who are sinners and unrighteous. So what do we do then? We simply reach out to receive the gift He is offering us. Forgiveness, His righteousness credited to our our account. It’s almost too much to comprehend. I don’t need to change. All I need is to want Him in my life and to go His way and then to trust and receive all that He is offering me. I can’t express it adequately. You need to read the New Testament to let it really get a hold of you. But he’s inviting you to come as you are. And then as you get to know Him in a real living relationship and trust Him and let Him love you, you will change, and you will want to change, and He will make you a new and changing person as you let Him work His way in you. And you will never regret it even though the road gets difficult sometimes. Guess what! The road of life is tough anyway, so you’re much better off traveling it with the Lord.

I sincerely hope you do this. I would never go back. Our Heavenly Father is so full of love and grace that it’s hard to take it all in and to appreciate it to it’s full extent. But I don’t want to live without Him. Just come and trust Him who has done it all for you and will do it all in you. He will wash you clean as new snow and you will have eternal life in Him.

If you have questions or want to know more please leave a comment in the link below or email me at Pilgrim41144@gmail.com and I will get back to you.

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  1. AMEN BROTHER!!!! Thank you for reminding us that He truly does accept us just as we are. Reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures from The Message Bible.

    51:7-15

    “Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,
    scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.
    Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
    set these once-broken bones to dancing.
    Don’t look too close for blemishes,
    give me a clean bill of health.
    God, make a fresh start in me,
    shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
    Don’t throw me out with the trash,
    or fail to breathe holiness in me.
    Bring me back from gray exile,
    put a fresh wind in my sails!
    Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
    so the lost can find their way home.
    Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
    and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
    Unbutton my lips, dear God;
    I’ll let loose with your praise. “


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