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Come As You Are



There were so many times in my life I would tell the Lord, " I will surrender my life completely to you after I fix this one issue"........
That one issue became many issues......
And my surrendering became a rat race.

I was convinced I had too many "issues" to come to God. I believed I needed to fix them all before approaching my daddy God.
The world had me believing I was too unworthy for God and for me to surrender to Him I had to get rid of my baggage.

The lies of the enemy can and will paralyze and over take ones emotions if allowed.
I became paralyzed with fear and guilt from all my mistakes in life. I had fallen off the path God had for me and ran my rat race with shame.

It was a long never ending circle of shame, all because I had believed I could not come as I
 was to the Lord.
The voice of the enemy told me......
You are not worthy to approach the throne of God.....
You are too far gone......
Why would he want you???......
You are a disgrace.......

Lies.......All lies.

The good news, the very good news......
Through the blood of Jesus we can go boldly before the throne of God just as we are!!!!!
He, Jesus, is our atonement!!!

(To atone is to suffer the penalty for sins and remove the effects of the sin from the repentant sinner and allow him/her to be reconciled to God.)

Jesus did that for all mankind on the cross!!!!



John 10:14-15

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep


But there is more........
He also torn the veil between God and His children.


Matthew 27:50-51

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,


Once again I tell you........
We can go BOLDLY before the throne of our daddy God!!!!!

In my search for where does God's word tell us we can come as we are, I came across this answer and it truly spoke volumes to me.

Is. 1: 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

"Come now", (do not spend time getting ready)
"Let us reason together" , (if there was not a coming as you are, there would be nothing to reason about.)
"Your sins be as scarlet, they (the sins that you brought with you, because you came as you were) shall be as white as snow.
As Christians; we must be thankful for The Blood of Jesus; because it gives us access and washes us clean-proof that all have come to Him"Just as we are".
In Lamentations He says "His mercies are new every morning";Knowing our sin nature; we must strive to not sin; but take advantage OF His new mercies daily, because most of us miss the mark daily; even though striving not to.

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I encourage you, no matter how tattered or torn you feel your life is......
No matter how broken you may be........
  Our daddy God says.....

"COME AS YOU ARE!!"

He is here waiting for you to get off that rat race circle of life.....
To restore all that has been lost....
To heal every wound......
To love you unconditionally.....

Do not allow the voice of the enemy to paralyze you any longer with his negative emotions of unworth, guilt and shame.

Allow your daddy God to raise you above it all!!!!!

Come As You Are~



Xoxoxo


Linking with: My Daily Walk in His Grace


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Comments

  1. YES! YES! YES! I'm so glad I read this before anything else this morning..
    What an awesome God we serve!

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    1. I am always so blessed when you stop by Ren!!! And YES we do serve an awesome God!!!!!

      Many blessings to you!!!!!!
      Stacey

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  2. This is such a beautiful and truthful post! I will share this, because this message is powerful for all of us. I can't count the number of times I too felt this way. Thank you!!

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    1. Sabrina, I am so glad this ministered to your heart. It helps when we know we are not the only one!! God is so good that way :)) Thank you for stopping by and your sweet words!!

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  4. I loved this post, and I took it as a link too. How we all need the reminder that we should never be afraid. You laid it out so well! Healthy words for the hunger for God.

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  5. Thank you Ceil!! I am so glad you enjoyed this post. There are so many who need to know..."Just come as you are"
    Blessings to you!!

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