Come As You Are: The Savior

That feeling of guilt, of being unworthy, sinner and fear that we feel whenever we thought we are far from God is the exact feeling the enemy wants you to feel. When i say enemy, that could be the devil, yourself or the people stabbing you at your back.

The conflict in this argument is:
1. God wants the Holy version of you: So you can be an example for others in this world. (the salt and light principle)
2. God wants the Sinner version of you: the no-pretending-you, with full of shame, hate, fear, dirt so that he can fix your broken heart and so he can show His love for you.

So, this is confusing right? Which to follow from these two? What’s the thin line?
-------the thin lines is choosing one from wickedness and weakness.

Wickedness – (from my own definition/perspectives) Is an attitude of pride and the absence of humility before God. You don’t care if you're sinning anymore, you embrace it incautiously and you have no desire in repenting at all. You choose sin over holiness even though you’ re aware of the consequences that it may bring. Worst case, you’re a christian already and you're aware of what you're doing

Weakness - (from my own definition/perspectives) Is an attitude of repentance and humility before God because of your guilt, shame, sin and dirt. You continue to choose goodness and holiness but sometimes you fail because of your flesh. (the spirit is willing but body is weak).

The weakness attitude points us back to the first sentence. Due to your weakness, you don't wanna go directly to God because your sins insecurity. You might stop attending church services, counseling, praying and seeking God because of your shame. I tell you, that’s the wrong attitude and at the same time, the right attitude the enemy wants you to feel---alone, defeated, sinful and broken.

Your weakness and struggling –to-be-righteous heart is the perfect attitude God wants. This is where the “Come As You Are” should take place.

God wants you to come as you are in your times of weakness and struggle instead of running away from Him. God wants to heal and stop those insecurities you feel.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”
-Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
-Matthew 11:28 (NLT).

Remember that God wants to heal you and show His power in your weakness, only if you allow Him. Remember that the enemy wants the worst of you, destroy you and kill you.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy”
 – John 10:10 (NIV)
You’re giving your enemy a victory whenever you allow your worries to take over your life and happiness.

Christmas is about the Savior who wants our broken heart. The genuine us, and that’s the reason why He sent his son for us, because He loves us.

If you sought perfection, I’d die to reach it, but broken heart is all you want
I throw my weakness in Your greatness, If this broken heart is all you want
Recording in soundcloud
– Heart like Heaven, Hillsong United, Empires album. (playing in the player below)


Throw your worries, weakness and insecurities to God, because, He wants to fix your broken heart. Come to the Lord as you are, come with no pretensions, come like a broken man who needs a fix from the expert healer. 

Comments

  1. Thank you for this very uplifting words Steve...This is exactly what I want to hear to start my year right...I will always keep this in mind.

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    1. Yes, this should be our mantra everytime milton!

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  2. This reminds me of John 8:11 when Jesus said, "Go now and leave your life of sin." We have to humble ourselves before Him, confess our sins, and then we are forgiven, but we should also make conscious efforts to avoid committing the same mistakes again.

    As you have put it, struggling–to-be-righteous heart. That is the kind of attitude that a true Christian has to live up to.

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    1. True Jayson, living Christ likeness is what we should achieve everyday

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  3. Powerful message, Steve. May many be brought here to read it and be encouraged! Happy New Year, Brother. May it be the best ever!

    P.S. I really like the new profile pic!

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    1. Thanks, our blogs are our medium to inspire and share the word of our Lord! hope you are inspired too mary! see you in a bit!

      oh thank you for the compliments! hahaha

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  4. Happy New Year to you. May 2016 bring you closer to the Lord.

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    1. Same to you Mun! see you in a bit! :)

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  5. This is beautiful! Just right to start the new year.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Hope you got inspired!

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  6. "Come to me, all of you who are weary, and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest".
    True that.

    I was once wicked. Raised a Catholic (baptized, holy communion, confirmation) and went to catechism until I was confirmed. St.Cecilia is the Saint I chose. I believe she guides my rhythm with dance, as she was a musician.

    It wasn't until last year God, Jesus Christ, or morals made actual sense to me. I'm now weak. I pray to God to forgive me for my sins, thank him , and proceed. I don't attend church, I've isolated myself, stopped attending counseling and much more...

    I love this post.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, then this post is so much perfect for you. :) Whatever is happening to you right now, your decisions or what, i hope that God works on you everyday. Change doesn't have to be drastic, but i know, God is working on yah Perfectly! :)

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  7. Well said Steve. It also gives us hope "to seek, for we shall find."

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  8. Beautifully written and so very very true! Only with vulnerability and seeking for help will we overcome our fears. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

    And thank you for your kind comment! :) So cool that we're both engineers with a passion for writing :) :)

    Have a wonderful and relaxed Sunday!
    Beate

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    1. Thanks beate, well, we continue to use our blog to inspire people.
      yes, engr is so us! hahaha.

      You too! have a blast!

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  9. Thank you for this enlightening post. It is a constant struggle to accept our sinfulness and embrace righteousness.

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    1. That's true, through the help of our Lord we can do this!

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  10. Steve, your words are so powerfully encouraging! You are such a light! Keep shining bright! Thank you so much for sharing! GOD bless you, my friend! :-)

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    1. Thanks Tai! you too, i always love going on your blog to have a does of an inspiration too! be blessed!

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  11. Give praise always, how great Thou art!

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  12. i like how you've thought this out and put together something inspiring ...

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