There is a famous song that Billy Graham would play at the end of his crusades which says, “Just as I am, I come, I come.” It helped remind people to come forward and receive Jesus Christ without any reservation. That’s because many people wrongly believe that God will not accept you until you are perfect. I hear many say, “If God only knew all the bad things I have done, He would never accept me.”
That’s not true. God already knows what you’ve done and He says, “Come to Me, just as you are; I WILL accept you, forgive you, and help you to live a new life.”
He gladly welcomes anyone who is willing to come to Him. Jesus declared, “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
Rest for your soul.
We all need rest for our souls because life without God can be very stressful and exhausting. For one thing, we all suffer from insecurity. We want everyone to like us and affirm our value. But more often than not, we get hurt by people who criticize us and put us down. We are left feeling used, abused, unloved and rejected.
But God is NOT like that.
He loves you and cares for you like no other. When you seek a personal relationship with Him you will find that He is your best friend – a friend that will always build you up and never put you down. A friend that will accept you and stay loyal to you no matter how many mistakes you make.
God says, “I have chosen you, you have been adopted into my family, you are genuinely loved and accepted in the beloved. It doesn’t matter what others negatively say about you, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Come to Me and discover that my love and mercy will never disappoint you.”
So why not come to Jesus Christ right now? Pray to Him…just as you are, and receive His free gift of salvation and rest.
– Luis Joseph Castle
HEALTH, HEALING & FAITH MINISTRIES
5 THINGS GOD WANTS YOU TO QUIT DOING
1. Doubting His Love.
2. Living in the past.
3. Putting yourself down
4. Trying to please everyone
5. Fearing the future.
#GodLovesYou #YouAreAcceptedInTheBeloved #ComeToHimAndFindRest