George Washington: Approaching Hour

July 12

“The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.”
George Washington, 1776

 

Time is the subtle equalizer of humanity.

There is never enough of it yet time is the single thing we can master. What we cannot do with time is manipulate it. I have the same 24 hours that you do. It is the same 24 hours that Christ had on this earth. From the greatest human in all of history to you and I to the lowest and seemingly most insignificant person we all are given the same clock. And God gives us the amazing gift of choosing what we do with those 24 hours.

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”      Patrick Henry


Stop looking at what you did with the last 24 hours – good or bad, we can’t turn back the clock. What we can focus on and determine is the next 24 hours God has given is, those precious hours directly before us. With all of the gifts, talents and abilities we’ve been blessed with we are in an amazing position to determine what happens next and while we cannot determine the results of what we do- we CAN do something of infinite value to God… and that is to obediently use what He has given us for whatever tasks He puts before us in the next 24 hours. And THAT could prove to ultimately be timeless. Peace, Sean Gutteridge.

Today’s Scripture: Romans 7:15-20

15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.

17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

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