PODCAST: Just As You Are (Gospel Light Minute X #453 with Daniel Whyte III)

Just As You Are (GLMX #453)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #453 titled, “Just As You Are” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO CHANGE SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF?

Have you thought that you might be happier if you had different colored eyes, or if you were a different height or weight? Perhaps you’ve wished that you had perfect eyesight, that you did not have diabetes, or that you could walk without the aid of crutches or a wheelchair.

But did you know that you were created, just the way you are, by God? The Bible says that every person—including you—is “wonderfully made.” God “formed” you and “intricately” created you. It also says that each of us is like clay, and God is the potter. Have you ever seen a potter work with clay? It can sometimes take hours of work, with the potter paying very close at­tention to each detail. Every inch of the clay is care­fully formed, not a single part is missed, until the potter creates a masterpiece. Even though potters take great care in their clay creations, God took even more care when he created you!

Did you also know that the Bible tells us that God is perfect? That means that He does not make mistakes! You were created by a loving and perfect God, and He made you to be completely unique—you are not like anyone else in the world! God created you, He loves you, and you are special to Him… make no mistake!

Even though God is perfect, we are not. God knows everything about us. He knows the good things that we do and the bad things that we don’t want anyone to know about. The Bible says that we all have done bad things (sins) and that we all deserve to be pun­ished for doing them.

But you and I are so special to God that He sent His very own Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and take the punishment we deserve. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son [to die for our sins], that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.

Isn’t that great news?! Jesus opened up the way for you to have a home in heaven (where one day, every­thing will be perfect)! But first, you must agree with God that you’ve sinned, and trust that Jesus forgave you when He was on the cross. Those who believe in Jesus like this become God’s very own children). He wants you to experience His love, be part of His family and to help you every day — it’s why He created you!

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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