King of My Life

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Jennie Hussey had a sister who was an invalid. Jennie, who was born on this day in 1874, was filled with compassion for her sister, dedicating much time to her care. But when she had free time, Jennie liked to write poems.

A deeply spiritual person with a strong commitment to Christ, she often expressed insights about what it meant to make Jesus her Lord. In 1921, she wrote a poem that told of how she had surrendered her life to serve Him.

Jennie realized that Jesus set an example for us by being a servant and dying for our sins. And to her, He was the unrivaled Master of her life.

She wrote, “King of my life, I crown Thee now, Thine shall the glory be; lest I forget Thy thorn crowned brow, lead me to Calvary.”

Through faith, she tried to express what Jesus went through for her. She wrote about her desire to see the tomb where He had been buried. And she realized that she needed to take up her cross daily and follow Him. She prayed, “May I be willing, Lord, to bear daily my cross for Thee; even Thy cup of grief to share, Thou hast borne all for me.”

Everything in her life needed to point to what Jesus had done for her: “Lest I forget Gethsemane, lest I forget Thine agony; lest I forget Thy love for me, lead me to Calvary.”

In your life, pause to think about what Jesus has done for you. Some day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Crown Him the King of your life, and commit everything to Him. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.