Ready or Not – Hillsong United

Come now to Jesus just as you are. We don’t have to change ourselves to come closer to Him. He knows us inside out, He knows our thoughts, He knows our heart, He knows our intentions, we cannot hide anything from Him and He doesn’t hold any of that against us. He waits for us with open arms.

We just need to come to Him whether we think we are ready or not. We can never change ourselves by our own efforts, we need God to help us come out of our sinful ways. If we think that we will first try and cleanse our ways ourselves or wait for us to grow old and then come to Him, we are absolutely in the wrong direction. God died for our sins and rose victoriously proving to us that there is an eternal life for us, much better than what we can expect in this world. He has done more than enough for us, now it is up to us to go to Him.

Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10) didn’t think that he would cleanse himself and then go to God, but He just acted on God’s invitation and then did what was right. We too should go to God just as we are and He will help us become better. We try too hard to do it ourselves but forget that there is a creator who created us, He will be able to do it in a much better and an unfathomable way.

A similar example would be of the thief on the cross next to Jesus who was saved right at that moment (Luke 23:39-43). It does not matter who we were, all that matters is if we want to understand the love of Jesus, who poured out His blood on that cross for us. He has done everything for us and we can neither do anything nor are we worthy of doing anything. All we can do is come to Him and offer Him our hearts.

Let us just come to our Saviour irrespective of whether we think we are ready or not.

VERSE 1:
Come now As you are
Or as you want to be

Are you ready
Are you ready

Come now Tired broken
Scared or just in need
Ready or not It’s alright
Take your time If nothing else just come

Are you ready

Are you ready

VERSE 2:
Come now Bring your hopes
Your dreams Your doubts
Your scars

Are you ready
Are you ready

Come now Bring your hurts
Your fears Your faith
Your heart

Are you ready
Are you ready or not

CHORUS 1:
There’s no place like His presence
There’s no time like the now
Every one two or three of us
Count Him in here and now
He welcomes the broken
He’s alright with your past
He’s not mad at any one of us
But He waits with open arms
Says come

Are you ready
Are you ready

VERSE 3:
Come now

Leave your inhibitions
At the door


Are you ready
Are you ready

Come now Lay your burdens down
He’s got them all


Are you ready
Are you ready or not

CHORUS 2:
He’s still faithful to deliver
Mighty as ever to save
He’s still good on His promises
And His love still never fails
He’s not moved by perfection
Or how well we look the part
But He’s wild about the hidden stuff
Like He’s wild about the heart

VERSE 4:
Come now For all we’ve seen
We ain’t seen nothing yet


Are you ready
Are you ready

Come now Bring Him praise
For what He might do next


Are you ready
Are you ready or not

CHORUS 3:
He’s already bought our freedom
He’s already paid our debt
He’s already done the miracle
He’s already conquered death
He’s our light and salvation
He’s our rock solid hope
He’s already done enough for us
He’s already doing more

He’s already seen the ending
He’s already seen us through
He’s already breaking out in us
He’s already on the move
He’s already won our battles
He’s already paved the way
He’s already gone ahead of us
And He is ready when we are

VERSE 5:
Come now For all we’ve seen
We ain’t seen nothing yet


Are you ready
Are you ready

Come now Bring Him praise
For what He’s gonna do next


Are you ready
Are you ready or not
Come

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