Just As I Am
- 2014 8 May
Yes, this is the song made famous by countless Billy Graham crusades. It is also a truth about how we are accepted by Christ. Scripture tells us, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We cannot by or earn our way into heaven, and come just as we are. This kind of acceptance—“just as I am”—is a wonderful feeling. We don’t need to do anything, can stop trying to be better in some way, and simply accept God’s grace.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.