Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, 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.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! God’s divine call is the beginning of glory divine. A regenerate heart that now longs for the supernatural, the power of God, daily recognition of divine grace manifest in and through our lives. Our gracious God comforts in the midst of affliction, uncertainty, doubt, heartache. I am learning to rely on God, you too as we experience gracious favor in answer to desperate pleas, heartfelt worship, and an empowered disciplined life devoted to the glory of God.
Why is this my story, my song? Why praise my Savior all the day long? Sovereign grace compels those ‘born of his Spirit, washed in his blood’ to praise God for his help, consolation, and encouragement as we endure, overcome, and rejoice in all things. We grow in grace and value God in a deeper measure because of his divine intervention in response to our personal need for him. Yahweh “… is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. [Yahweh] upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” Moreover, God’s comfort, love, and ongoing divine touch is the basis of my story and enhances my song! “To experience God’s ‘comfort’… in the midst of all one’s affliction is to become indebted and equipped to communicate the divine comfort and sympathy to others who are in any kind of affliction or distress.”
A brother, who recently surrendered all and cried out for salvation at the foot of the cross expressed the gracious favor of God. We were talking about the love and joy experienced in Christ. He said, “I never had this feeling before it is amazing! I see more to come, the joy of Christ!” I am excited and overjoyed about his salvation and the evidence of Jesus indwelling. He was overflowing and expressed, “It is continual, I am seeking more, yet I have abundance, never empty, always full!” Oh, the joy of God’s sovereign touch and the pursuit of knowing him.
I will boast of men I’ve had an opportunity to love and share ‘the gospel story.’ In the day of the Lord Jesus, I will boast of changed lives because of God and may they too boast of Christ in me. Beloved, may you boast and others boast of Christ in you in the day of our Lord Jesus. Why? Through this life, our journey with Jesus indwelling, in relationships, we pursue holiness and sincerity that are from God according to his grace. Our sincere pursuit is to be fully transparent in teaching, speaking, and writing gospel truth. We want to be understood fully as new creations in Christ who portrayed the love and abundant grace of God at every turn. Boasting of that nature is pleasing to God. It is boasting consistent with, “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
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.
Sisters are meeting to pray together. First Baptist 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine, 0900.
You are invited to join Christian gals for a time of prayer. We are helped through the prayers of many. If your schedule allows, go enjoy a sweet hour of prayer and be encouraged.
Brothers are meeting too! Alpine Youth Center, 2153 Arnold Way, Alpine 0730
Join us for a time of intentional prayer before the throne of grace. It is always a joy to meet and pray with brothers! As the Spirit leads our time, we follow.
 II Corinthians 1.3-4
 Psalm 145:13b-14
 The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. (1976). Harris, M.J. Vol. 10 Gaebelein, F.E. (ed)
 II Corinthians 1:13-14
 Ibid v. 12
 Galatians 6:14