Monday, April 26, 2010

31 Years; I've Never Been Sorry

Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9-10
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Thursday, April 26, 1979, around 8 p.m., BY FAITH I accepted the Great Salvation that God so generously, lovingly, and graciously gave us through His son Jesus.   Thirty-one years ago today and it's still as real and precious as it was to that little 14 year old girl that night.  I didn't deserve to be forgiven and saved, still don't; but I'm genuinely thankful and glad that Jesus took my sins upon himself, that I through His blood could obtain eternal life.   I cannot imagine living this life without Him; and I sure can't imagine living in Hell with no end in sight.  But, even if death were the end, which it's not; what a comfort, what a joy to walk with Him and talk with Him each and every day.  I do not have the adequate words to even describe what Salvation means to me.  I wish you could see my heart, or feel what I feel; and then, you'd understand.  I pray you know Him; I mean; REALLY-REALLY know Him.  I pray it's not a head knowledge, but a heart knowledge. I pray Jesus is REAL to you, not just an acquaintance.  Bro. Allen sang a song last night at church that said I wouldn't trade Jesus for anything....  Yes and Amen.  

April 26, 1979-Forever


1. My soul in sad exile was out on life's sea;  So burdened with sin and distressed,
Till I heard a sweet voice saying, Make me your choice;
And I entered the Haven of Rest.

Chorus: I've anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest,
I'll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep o'er the wild stormy deep;
In Jesus I'm safe evermore.

2. I yielded myself to His tender embrace, And faith taking hold of the Word,
My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul;
The Haven of Rest is my Lord.

3. The song of my soul, since the Lord made me whole, Has been the old story so blest,
Of Jesus, who'll save whosoever will have
A home in the Haven of Rest.

4. O come to the Savior, He patiently waits, To save by His power divine;
Come, anchor your soul in the Haven or Rest,
And say, My beloved is mine.


What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
Since Jesus came into my heart.
I have light in my soul for which long I had sought
Since Jesus came into my heart.

Since Jesus came into my heart
Since Jesus came into my heart
Floods of joy o'er my soul like the sea billows roll,
Since Jesus came into my heart.


You ask me why I'm happy so I'll just tell you why,
Because my sins are gone.
And when I meet the scoffers who ask me where they are,
I say, My sins are gone.

They're underneath the Blood on the cross of Calvary
As far removed as darkness is from dawn;
In the sea of God's forgetfulness, that's good enough for me,
Praise God, my sins are gone.


I heard an old old story How a Savior came from glory,
How He gave His life on Calvary to save a wretch like me;
I heard about His groaning, Of His precious blood's atoning,
Then I repented of my sins and won the victory.

O victory in Jesus, My Savior forever,
He sought me and bo't me
With His redeeming blood.
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory,
Beneath the cleansing flood.


Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I'm found
Twas blind, but now I see.


Ever since Jesus saved and pardoned I have been singing every day
I've never been sorry that I trusted His name;
Thru the dark shadows He is with me, leading me on the upward way,
I've never been sorry that I trusted His name.

Hallelujah, What a Savior!


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Oh I so agree....Hallelujah, What a Savior! Nothing can compare to being saved! So glad it all depends on Him and what He did and not on anything I might do or say! It bears repeating...Hallelujah, What a Savior!

God bless you sister! Mississippi

Mrs. C said...

Happy "Spiritual Birthday" to you! Can you imagine what your life would be like without His saving grace? I'm so thankful that Jesus came to seek and to save us. :)