Just As I’m Not

Just as I truly need to be:
From all of my sin, I’ve been set free
Because Thy blood was spilled for me
O Lamb of God, I pause;
I pause.

Just as I truly need to be:
Thy Spirit will help me live for Thee
and help Thy Story be seen in me
O Lamb of God, I turn;
I turn.

Just as I truly need to be:
A bearer of Thy salvation free
A channel of grace for all too see
O Lamb of God, I go;
I go.

~ With apologies to Charlotte Elliott and William Bradbury

Don’t get me wrong. I love the old hymn Just As I Am. We should be singing joyfully about how God accepts us just as we are through His Son Jesus Christ – and doubtless we will throughout eternity.

But at some point in this life, we also need to sing more about our commitment to letting Their Spirit work in our lives, reflecting Their glory; telling Their Story.

And then actually do it.

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