I have been having a rest from blogging over the last year – it has been a good break.
One of the main themes of all my prayers is the on-going ask that Paul had that the Father would grant a Spirit of wisdom and revelation to the NT (Ephesians 1:17) church that they might know Jesus better.
This has become my theme every time I open the word or pray because seeing Jesus as He is really is the answer to everything: greater, deeper love for people, preference of His infinitely valuable presence over sin, increased humility/decreasing pride…the list could go on.
I wrote the song (below) after I saw something stunning in Isa.53:2 where the prophet Isaiah describes Jesus:
“…like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him and no beauty that we should desire him.”
This was once the case for all of us – like the Roman soldiers who crucified Him or unbelievers today who don’t see the beauty of Christ – it’s as though there was nothing about Him that we would be attracted to Him. How incredibly wrong!
It was the reality that this is still true for me as a believer today that brought this song out. Even though I ‘know’ that Jesus is infinitely valuable and my most beautiful Treasure, daily my soul needs reminding. Despite being made alive in my heart by God to believe, I still barely see His beauty. Jesus is more beautiful and desirable than I could ever know so my only response has to be the Ephesians 1:17 prayer- Lord, please help me to know You more, that I might see You as infinitely majestic and beautful. Just As You Are….
5 thoughts on “Just As You Are”
love this song, it’s so easy to get into and for it to become part of your life. That chorus is just beautiful too. Great recording, great performance, great song. x
love it – simple and deep. can u pop the lyrics up here in text form? there is so much in isaiah… there’s nothing like Your love…
Just As You Are
Though now I see in part a greater time will come
To see the fullness of the Father’s Son
To see Your majesty and all You are for me
The fullness of the measure of Your love
O Hear my cry, be glorified
There’s nothing like Your love
And no-one like You, God
Take away my pride that I would see You
Just as You are
There’s nothing I want more than
To love the way You love me
Open up my eyes that I would see You
Just as You are
No eye has ever seen or heart could fully know
The wonders of the kingdom still to come
In all Your beauty You will be the Nations joy
The glory of the King again to come
O hear my cry, be glorified
Just as You are, i want to see You
Just as You are, I want to know You
Just listened to this and been very much blessed mate. Along the same lines I’m reading ‘Through the looking glass: reflections on Christ that change us’ by Kris Lundgaard at the moment – it’s got exactly your passion.
Andy! Will check that out my friend. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 love, N