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From the Journal of John Wesley


Yesterday, I was struck by a small post Rick Frueh put up at FacebookI want to share it with you.

Quoted (in full)

Please compare how John Wesley began a new year with what most professing believers do. From Wesley’s journal:

Saturday January 1, 1785. — Whether this be the last or no, may it be the best year of my life!

Sunday, January 2, 1785. A larger number of people were present this evening at the renewal of our covenant with God, than was ever seen before on the occasion.

Tuesday, January 4, 1785. — At this season we usually distribute coals and bread among the poor of the society. But I now considered, they wanted clothes, as well as food. So on this, and the four following days, I walked through the town, and begged two hundred pounds, in order to clothe them that needed it most. But it was hard work, as most of the streets were filled with melting snow, which often lay ankle deep; so that my feet were steeped in snow-water nearly from morning till evening: I holden it out pretty well till Saturday evening; but I was laid up with a violent flux, which increased every hour, till, at six in the morning, Dr. Whitehead called upon me. His first draught made me quite easy; and three or four more perfected the cure.

John Wesley was 82 years old at this time.

Any thoughts? 

2 comments on “From the Journal of John Wesley

  1. You know…if he had Kenneth Copeland with him, he could have used his anointing to change the weather and bring in millions!

    But alas, these men shame us. When we stand before God and He plays our life before all the greats of all the ages…we will be embarrassed for sure.

  2. Reblogged this on Fishing For Men and commented:
    Sobering to say the least…

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