Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:18 am Post subject: JUST AS I AM
Have a lady do a monologue of Charlotte Elliott
"I was bitter, disabled and mad a God because I thought that if He loved me why would he do me this why. One night my family invited a minister to supper and as they talked I got madder and madder till I lost my temper and began to scream at them all about God and my family. It was a violent outburst that embarrassed my family, so they left the room"
"The minister ask me if I was tired of myself?"
Then he said, "You are holding to your hate and anger because you have nothing else to cling to. So, your have become sour, bitter, mean and resentful."
I asked him, "what is your cure?
His answer was, "The faith you are despising and the one who loves you."
After several minutes of talking I asked him, "If I want to become a Christian and to share the peace and joy you possess, what would I do?"
"You would give yourself to God just as you are now, with your fightings and fears, hates and loves, pride and shame."
"Come to God just as I am? Right now? Right?
"I did, that night. Later I claimed John 6:37 " ... he who comes to Me
I will no means cast out."
"I began to write hymns, I think over 150, and one of them came from the above experience that night when I came to Jesus, Just As I Was."
"Won't you come to Jesus right now, Just As You Are."
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