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March 14: Just As You Are

As a father so the Lord loves and pities for He know our frame. He remembers that we are dust Psalms 103:13, 14(AMP)

Read: Psalms 51:1-19; Hebrews 4:14-16

You probably remember the popular song, “Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me. And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God I come.” The attitude expressed in that song is the one we need to have whenever we come before the Lord. Unfortunately, we usually don’t think that way. We think that we need to impress God. So we come wearing all sorts of masks even though God is never impressed because He knows us better than we know ourselves. King David in many of his psalms reminds us that God knows all our weaknesses and struggles, and still wants us to come just as we are with no pretenses or impressions. The only requirement God has placed upon us to come before Him is that we come with a contrite or repentant heart. And that we humbly submit to His will when He visits with us. Are you willing to do that today? Will you come to Him just as you are? Jesus is referred to as our High Priest in the New Testament. And He is a High Priest who never condemns us but One who is touched with every feeling of weakness. So don’t worry about those challenges you’ve been having that make you feel unworthy. Believe me, you are worthy. Not because of you, but because of Jesus and His blood. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. There is no condemnation to you if you are in Christ. So come to the Lord today just as you are, with a contrite heart, humbly submitted to His will. And your life will never be the same again, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.