Saturday, 5 September 2015
John Wesley’s rule for Christian living was:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can as long as you can!”
The Revival Study Bible tells us that John Wesley traveled some 25 miles a day and wrote 233 books on all subjects, including home health remedies and one of the earliest texts on electricity!
Those who knew his travels wondered when he had time to write, and those who knew his writings wondered when he had time to travel.
John Wesley left a legacy of “an England moved to the very depths, a Church thrilled through and through with an awakened spiritual life, as well as 750 preachers and 76,968 Methodists in England, 350 preachers and 57,621 Methodists in America.
The Methodist Church became the fastest-growing work of its time in the nations and by 1957 had become 40 million worldwide.
John Wesley’s prayer: “Lord, let me not live to be useless.”
Dear Father God,
Renew our minds to have the right ambition;
Help us not to eat from the tree of deception;
Lead us to the right place and location;
In You, we find truth and total satisfaction;
You came, You lived and You died for all;
You are able to save us even when we fall;
You came to light the path and show the way;
Empower us to share the Gospel without delay;
The Year of Jubilee is here we proclaim;
Your Kingdom come! Blessed be Your Name!
Lam Yee Ling