Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Just As I Am"

I am really grateful to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting these awesome Spiritual Sundays. To join in...post and add your name at http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/
 
For so long I tried to change....to twist msyelf into what others wanted me to be...people telling me that I should be a certain way...act in ways they wanted....be anything other than who I was....professionals demanding I conform to some program...that would make me who they believed would be better...more acceptable.....But all it did was make me angry...frustrated....feeling more lost...more alone....wanting to fight....to push back....Then one day He touched me. He never asked me to change....never insisted I be anything but who I was....He told me to come...to come to Him....just as I am......

23 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

I am so glad He takes us as we are then softly makes the changes.

karen hopkins said...

I am also thankful for Spiritual Sundays, but even more thankful , am I to know I can read posts every day from sisters, and brothers in the Lord , who challenge me, encourage me, and teach me about how great a God we have. You are one of those, my friend.. you greatly encourage me each time I read something from you..
Hanging onto the Thread of Hope -
http://www.karensthreadsofhope.blogspot.com

Bernie said...

No one knows you better than he does and yes he loves you just as you are. I think it takes all of us a while to find our niche, to even get to know ourselves but when we do life if a beautiful thing....God is Good......:-) Hugs

chitowngreg said...

Thank you for this. Really nice! Have a great weekend!!

Saleslady371 said...

Great video. Praising the Lord for His acceptance of me.

Dulce said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Blessings1 my dear Sarah

xoxxo

Dulce

Denise said...

Amen, just as you are precious friend.

Lady_Amanda said...

Jesus is good... all the time. He loved me before, I loved Him. And He loved me before I loved myself!

Peggy said...

Blessings Sarah...Beautiful intro to this beautiful song and I'm so glad that He takes us JUST AS WE ARE... we are accepted by Jesus Christ, and I have the scriptures to back that up on my blog!!! Love Brian...love you... thanks for showing us the real you! EnJOY a super Spiritual Sunday!

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Sarah, thank you for sharing dear.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I have been thinking a bunch about the very thing you wrote about. I took a simple personality test recently, and I just did not fit the box very well. I wanted to fit, and I felt bad that I did not. I found myself frustrated and discontent. After a time I came to realize I do not need to fit any box, I just need to abide in Christ, and I fit there perfectly! Thanks for sharing what you did. I always love hearing about your journey. :)

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sarah,
Thank for blessing me !!! I am so grateful knowing the Lord accepts us as we are. He doesn't expect us to have it all togeher when we come to him , our job is to just come just as we are and he will do the rest. beautiful dear sister.

Hugz Lorie

Joan said...

Thankful that he takes us as we are. He is patient as the begins the transformation process.

Great post, Sarah.

Blessings,
Joan

Kathy M. said...

What a great post. I have felt/feel the same way. Blessings to you today, Sarah.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

My daughter has these same feelings. I will show her your post today. I love this song, it's perfect.
God Bless,
Ginger

Lisa said...

I think we all struggle with trying to fit in...to measure up. That you for your transparency, Sarah. I love your sweet spirit.:)

char72 said...

I have always loved this song and have sung it perhaps 1000 times. Well maybe not quite that many. That really is the only way we can come to Him is just as we are. I'm so grateful for that.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Georgia said...

I'm thankful to the Lord for accepting me just as I am. Thank you for sharing this with us and may God truly bless you today and every day!

Happy Palm Sunday!

RCUBEs said...

Just revisiting sister and I'm glad I did because I left a comment yesterday and it must not have gone through. I loved the song and thank you for the reminder that the Lord readily accepts us for who we are! And loves us no matter what. Blessings.

Renee said...

Great points! It gets very frusterating when you try to please everyone. The only thing that matters is what Jesus thinks of us. He loves us unconditionally, accepts us, and heals us. He forgives our sins and helps us to live in a way that would please Him. Thanks for the great reminder of what true freedom is!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have always loved this song; ever since I was a little girl! I am so very thankful that He accepts me the way I am. I so enjoy Brian Doerkson's music. He was here in concert just last summer and Hubby and I were able to go hear him live. It was wonderful! Have a beautiful Easter week of celebration.

Blessings,
Sandi

Faith Imagined said...

I love the song! I also love this video with all the wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

koralee said...

Lovely words...lovely song..thank you for sharing. Your blog is beautiful...thank you for visiting me the other day. xo