Jesus: Come As You Are

The Scriptures declare that God is love. From one bookend to the other, His love is the core of all wisdom and principles. And it testifies also that He will accept us into His loving arms when we accept the work of His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s so simple against the backdrop of society that it’s awe-striking.

Society screams that you must improve yourself to be accepted by anyone – the gaming community included. Is that not one of many reasons why people hide away in games, to escape the pressure to become whatever society deems acceptable at any given time? But the wonderful message of Jesus is that He will accept you as you are and establish you to become who He always intended for you to be, unique and beautiful.

Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus said “Follow Me!” All He’s asking is that you trust in Him to lead you into and through a purpose-driven life. Let’s look into three principles that will help illustrate why His lead is supreme!

  • God is sovereign – All things belong to God, including us. Why is that so important? Because God cares. He loves us, despite of ourselves. He is interested in our past, present and future. He is so interested in us, the Bible states that He even knows the number of hairs on our heads at any given time! That also means He’s invested in knowing how we spend our time, with what and with whom here on earth.
  • The human condition – People are lost without Christ. As the Scriptures declare “All have fallen short of God’s glorious standard.” Sadly, many people try to justify themselves before God with good deeds or religious notions. The Word is clear – there is nothing we can do on our own to attain God’s favor, forgiveness and eternal life.
  • God’s provision – Knowing that we don’t have the power to save ourselves, God Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ, and became the necessary requirement to absolve us from punishment of sin (spiritual death – eternal separation from God). Now, whoever calls on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved, sealed by the Holy Spirit forever. It’s a done deal in the eyes of God. This free gift is available for every man, woman and child. Give Jesus the opportunity to save you, heal you and change your life forever. The excitement of life truly begins once Jesus becomes redeemer. 2 Corinthians 6:2
For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.”

Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.