Have You Settled the Question?

updated November 8, 2019

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Have  you Settled the Question?
Five Minute Friday

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 1971 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 below


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!

Mandy Farmer
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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!

Have You Settled the Question? #hymnofthechurch #salvation Share on X

Have you settled your account with God?

I would love to hear your testimony in the comments

About Mandy Farmer

Pastor's Wife (retired) &  Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.

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15 Comments on “Have You Settled the Question?”

  1. Dear Mandy, even our time of settling the question is so similar! It was in 1969 that I too made that journey to the altar in my Sunday School class, to settle my life with Him. And He has never left me alone. Blessings to you dear sister!

  2. Awesome. Since i was Methodist my i was dedicated as a baby. Then as an adult i changed denominations, i decided i wanted to be immersed. It was an awesome experience.

  3. Yes, I have an answer now
    to the question of the ages.
    I’ve put my hand to Christ’s plow,
    turning from the social sages.
    They offered clever glitz and bling,
    and an endless run of pleasure,
    but I found that shiny things
    were not worth the meanest measure.
    In the rough-hewn Gospel story
    of a Man who worked with wood,
    I found the stainless endless story;
    I partook, and it was good.
    So let the Calliope-world roll on;
    to them I’m dead, to me they’re gone.

    #1 at FMF this week.


  4. It’s composed by a Nazarene pastor who also founded our music publishing house. So it must fall in the Wesleyan circles. It’s a good one regardless.

  5. Praise the Lord – I have settled the question! Thanks for sharing your testimony…I love reading them! The prompt reminded me of a great (old) hymn as well!!

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