Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

Charlotte Elliott wrote a well known hymn long ago. In that hymn she penned:

“Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!”

When a sinner comes to Christ, we must come just as we are, with all our faults weaknesses and sins. We lay it all down on the altar and surrender all. That’s the only way to come to Christ in His fullness.

But that’s the end of “Just as I Am”. We set our sins aside and walk in His righteousness from that point on. From then on its all about ‘Just As I Am in Christ’. I no longer approach my God as a sinner; I approach Him as a child, with bold confidence and deep assurance. In Christ, I already have all the promises of God. I just have to believe His promises.

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3 comments so far

Larry McCann

He is faithful! I can’t thank Him enough! Good word.

April 29th, 2013 at 9:01 pm
Diana Waters

Thank you for the great reminder!

April 29th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
Barb J

What a great Word Pastor!

April 30th, 2013 at 9:32 am

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