'For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord….'

George’s prayer…

Taking a short break from Easter Sunday preaching preparation, I stumbled across this.  Rev George Whitefield’s prayer.  Note the correct use of the word ‘awesome’…

“Yes, that we shall see the great head of the church once more…….raise up to Himself certain young men whom He may use in His glorious employ.  And what manner of men will they be?  Men mighty in the scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of greatness, the majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace.  They will be men who have learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal ambitions;  men who are willing to be fools for Christ’s sake, who will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labour and suffer, and whose supreme desire will be, not to gain earth’s accolades, but to win the Master’s approbation when they appear before His awesome judgement seat.  They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness ‘signs and wonders following’ in the transformation of multitudes of human lives”.

Phew!  If that doesn’t get the neck hairs bristling, then nothing will….

P.s  Something to consider…


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  Tom wrote @

Ouch – big challenge. Praise God! 🙂

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