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Seen This August 17 Text to You and Me?

August 17, 2020

Have you seen this yet today?

Fix some part of every day for private exercises. You may acquire the taste which you have not: what is tedious at first, will afterwards be pleasant.

Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days.

Do justice to your own soul; give it time and means to grow. Do not starve yourself any longer.

Yeah, he wrote that to us today.

Well, he wrote that on today’s date of August 17.

And okay, so it was August 17, 1760. And John Pembroth’s name was in the salutation part of the letter. And on the envelope.

But on this particular August 17 that we’re living in right now, John Wesley’s letter still gives this devotional practice advice to you and me, and I have no doubt he would have loved being able to text us this:

Fix some part of every day for private exercises. You may acquire the taste which you have not: what is tedious at first, will afterwards be pleasant.

Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days.

Do justice to your own soul; give it time and means to grow. Do not starve yourself any longer.

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