updated November 8, 2019
I Have Settled the Question, Hallelujah!
When I heard this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt, I was reminded of an old hymn of the church, “I Have Settled the Question”. I settled the question with the Lord in July of 1970 at Sebring, Ohio Holiness Family Campmeeting.
My family had spent the week at family camp. Mom was running the little bookshop. My friends and I sat in the back of the tabernacle for most of the services. We didn’t particularly like the one preacher. We thought his cadence was choppy and boring. I remember that we called him “Popcorn” because we thought his speech jumped around.
It was Time to Settle the Question
Finally, on the last night, that voice caught our attention. He spoke of the fiery lake of hell and how if we weren’t right with God, we would end up in this very horrible place.
I’m not sure if it was because I have recently lost my grandfather, but death had somehow become a real thing to me. So my friend and I both walked the aisle, down to the altar to receive Christ as our Savior.’ You can read more about it on my memoirs blog, Raised in a Barn.
After that, there were other times when I stepped even closer and more committed to my relationship but this was the day that I settled the question. I placed my life under His control that day. And things have never been the same since.
Settled the Question ~ by Haldor Lillenas
I remember when the Lord spoke to my soul,
I could feel the heavy burden from me roll
When He spoke the gracious words, Wilt thou be whole?
Then I settled the question forever.
I have settled the question, hallelujah!
I will never turn back from the narrow way.
I am going through with Jesus, hallelujah!
Till I reach the gates of glory some sweet day.
more verses at the link belowhttp://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/i/h/a/ihaveset.htm
And what about you?
In Short, I wonder, have you settled the question? Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Friend? He’s waiting for you to come to him, confess your sins, and allow Him to take control of your life. If you want to know more just click here.
Have a Blessed Day!
Enjoy this old hymn from the Gaither Vocal Band
I couldn’t find a sample of the above hymn. So here’s another great settling hymn. The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago!
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Have you settled your account with God?
I would love to hear your testimony in the comments
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Writer/Speaker sharing about how to make it through anything. I married a pastor with two boys who just lost their mom, I homeschooled my own children, led children’s ministries and women’s ministries in the church, and founded and led a homeschool support group. Had to give up much of this due to chronic pain. Like the Insurance, I know a lot because I’ve seen a lot.