Sunday, August 03, 2014

Blessed Assurance


Blessed 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.

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.

Chorus
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.
Fanny J. Crosby


Beware of despairing about yourself.
You are commanded to put your trust in God,
and not in yourself.
- St. Augustine -


We can know with absolute confidence that we have the life of God within us.
This confidence is not based on inner feelings or outer signs.
Rather, this assurance is founded upon 
the promises of a faithful God and His inspired Word.
It depends not on the amount of our faith
but on the object of our faith - Christ Himself.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck -


Have a blessed Lord's Day, precious friends!

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23 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful photos, hymn, and quotes! Lovely post!

Mary said...

Beautiful post. I always enjoy my visits here.

Linda Walker said...

Beautiful Stephanie! Have a wonderful Sunday and upcoming week!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

camp and cottage living said...

Stephanie
This is a hymn I remember all the way back to my childhood and it still rings true today!
I am thankful for the St. Augustine quote too that you shared.
Enjoy your Sunday!

mamasmercantile said...

Uplifting post, with a beautiful hymn.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Blessed Lord's Day, honey!
Your words will more that hold me till I get to Evening Service later. I was fighting a migraine, so rested this morning. xxoo, m

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a beautiful song of praise, and verses that inspire, Thanks for spreading His love and promise.
Blessings,
Patti

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful words in this hymn along with your quotes to refresh a weary soul. My heart looks forward to you're inspiring Sunday posts, my dear.
I love the way you use the Word of God in your photos.
The Lord bless you today, as you worship, reflect and rest in the Lord.
Love you much, Mom

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely reminder, Dear Stephanie, to put our faith in the Lord. Wishing you sweet blessings. Hugs xo Karen

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful old hymn to remember.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Vicky Hunt said...

One of my favorite old hymns! I sang this one to myself as I read...:) I am always so blessed by your sweet Sunday posts my friend. Thank you for always lifting us up! Have a lovely week.

Blessings, Vicky

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful post! Your pictures go so well with that lovely hymn. I hope you're having a wonderful week.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful pics and verses.

Conniecrafter said...

This was one of my mother in laws favorite songs, I can hear her singing it as I read this, brought back memories, she is missed

Cranberry Morning said...

I love this post! Thanks, Stephanie. What confidence we have, not in ourselves, but in Christ.

Valerie said...

Oh I love that hymn. What wonderful reminders. Blessings, Valerie

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Stephanie, A favorite hymn and your photos are spectacular. Wishing you many blessings today.

janice15 said...

Very nice post Stephanie.. I keep trying to remember Isaiah 41:10
From the :New World Translation..
Do not be afraid, for I'am with you. Do not be anxious, for I'am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you. I will really hold on to you with my right hand of Righteousness.. thank you for sharing with Love janice

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Blessed Assurance is one of my favourite old hymns, wonderful words. Both the quotes you shared are inspiring too Stephanie.

Patty Sumner said...

Just beautiful!!! I love seeing all the highlighting in your Bible. That tells me you take the WORD seriously...In one of the churches where my husband was Pastor several years ago they always started the Sunday Night service with the hymn "Blessed Assurance". Sweet memories! Blessings!

The Mayo Family said...

Hello~
Just wanted to pop in and to tell you how much I have really enjoyed reading your posts and what a sweet girl you are and how your love for the Lord shines thru and what a blessing you have been!!Thank you!May the Lord contine to bless you as you have so blessed me.......Love your MoMs blog as well:)
Lean On Him~
Annamarie

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Stephanie, such beautiful words from the Fanny Crosby hymn, "Blessed Assurance," that is one of my favorites! The photos of your Bible with underlined passages are beautiful and powerful!! Yes, with full confidence we have the promise of life with God within us and an assurance of eternal life with Him...forever! What joy! Thank you for sharing your faith and the beauty He has given us, precious friend! Hugs!

pinks said...

Aw Stephanie! I forgot about this hymn! I used to sing this all the time in my old church growing up it was such a lovely song. These Bible passages and words have lifted my heart, this is exactly what I have been thinking about- that quote about Augustine is very true -Beware of despairing about yourself. You are commanded to put your trust in God,and not in yourself. We should have our foundations in all things built on Him- less of self more of him! He is my salvation. Thank you for such a lovely post, and what beautiful photos :) I hope you are well my good friend & having a lovely summer. A big hug from me :)

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