Go somewhere alone to watch this video. Read the words carefully and let God’s Holy Spirit speak to your heart.
This old hymn, “Just As I Am” simply expresses the truth that we have no plea except that Christ shed His precious blood for us. Once you realize the sacrifice He made on the cross on your behalf, it forces you to make a choice. If you choose to do nothing, you are making a choice to reject the Savior and His life-giving sacrifice on Calvary.
So many people have asked me, “Aren’t you scared?” It’s almost funny because usually they ask it in a whispered tone, as if they could keep God from finding out about their insecurities. God can read your mind so there’s no need to whisper in His presence. Nothing is hidden from Him. He knows all of your fears.
Am I scared? Well, I admit for a while I had a somewhat messed up theology in my mind. I used to go around thinking that every time I did the slightest little thing wrong, I needed to quickly drop to my knees and repent. Now, there are times we have to do that, don’t misunderstand or misquote me. But it’s not a matter of God striking you down with a bolt of lightning if you step out of line. It’s a matter of intent. God knows the intent behind the action, and if you mean well. Sometimes we go along thinking we’re doing things we should but we make a mistake. That’s not the same thing as willful sin. It’s when you wilfully sin you need to quickly drop to your knees in sincere repentance, then make a U-turn.
I always want the lines of communication open between my Lord and I. It’s not worth it to have that line be obstructed because of willful sin in my life. Besides, how can I grow in Christ if I allow sin to become a priority in my daily life? I can’t.
Christ is either Lord of all or He’s not Lord at all. When I die and stand before Him to be judged, I will point to Jesus and plea His blood before God. It’s as simple as that. Being a Christian does not automatically make you perfect, it does, however give you the sweet assurance that you have Christ in your heart and life. I want Him there. I want the sin out of my life and I want Christ in my life. ❤