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.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long. – Fanny Crosby
The words of this great old hymn have been sung throughout the world in church buildings, church services, in the homes and cars of individual Christians, during times of blessing and times are hardship. Yet these words are so much more than the lyrics to a song. These are the words of a life story!
Each of us have a story. Some have their story in the public eye, some keep their story in private, some have had movies made about their story while others have written books about their story. No matter who we are though, there is a story behind our lives.
One day someone is going to ask you to tell your story. It could be a new friend, a significant other. It may be an employer or someone you manage. It may happen soon, it may not happen for many years, but one thing is guaranteed, one day someone will want to know your story!
For Fanny Crosby there was only one theme behind her story, that was the assurance, grace, peace and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her story wasn’t about song writing, it wasn’t about all she could achieve. It wasn’t about becoming popular or famous, it was about one thing, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The way you tell your story reveals what has touched your heart and changed your life. Fanny Crosby had the perfect story to tell. A heart that had been touched by the gospel and a life that had been changed by the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Is your story similar to Mrs Crosby’s or do you have a different story to tell?
One day, the almighty creator, God the father will ask you for your story; unless your story tells of a life that has been born of the spirit of God and washed by the blood of Jesus Christ, the rest will have all been in vain!
Is it time to change your story?