Devotional for October 18

Blessed Assurance

Author: Fanny Crosby

Scripture: Hebrews 10:22a, 23

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith...
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Hymn lyrics:
Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.


Today's thoughts:
The young salior wanted to explain his Christian beliefs to his bride-to-be. But he had never "talked" religion before and he was unsure what to say. In chapel one Sunday mornng, his problem was solved, as he joined in singing one of his favoirite hymns, Blessed Assurance. The words suddenly took on new meaning! These were the words he could use to tell "his story" about God to his sweetheart! God's assurance had made him strong and he was filled with His goodness; lost in His love.

Link to MIDI file for Blessed Assurance

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