Exodus 18:21

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

In every group of people there are individuals who simply stand out by their acts. Some for their acts of integrity and some for their acts of terror. However, there are some individuals that are used by God in more special ways. Why the Lord chooses some over others is not our concern, yet we still admire these individuals for their character and position that God allows them to attain. One such great individual in American history is George Washington, who was born today in 1732.

George Washington was a man who feared God, he was a man of truth, and hated the wrong doing toward his countrymen. His entire life was one of service to king and country, but also to God. Throughout his life his love of God and the Scripture shined through in his actions.

While Washington was General of the Continental Army at Valley Forge, it was recorded by a young man, Issac Potts, that he saw General Washington in deep and fervent prayer in the snow for the army and the upcoming battles. This had such an effect on young Potts, seeing this great General in prayer, that he joined the army.

A man who will stay in fervent prayer to the Lord, regardless of his position, status, or image, is one who will prosper in all he does. Are you setting an example to those around you as an individual who prays? Regardless of whether you are a general of armed forces or a leader in your business, you have influence on those around you. We should learn from a man who led the Continental Army, the Colonies’ last hope of becoming a nation, and yet would get down and pray fervently for his tasks ahead. Regardless of how busy your schedule may be or how unimportant your tasks may seem, pray that the Lord would lead you to the right decisions and be an example to those around you.

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” - George Washington

64-0619 - “Perseverant”
For instance, like of what we call the father of our nation, George Washington. He was perseverant when, he, trying to achieve that victory over the British, and crossed the icy Delaware. He was perseverant. There was nothing… His soldiers, half of them, didn't even have shoes on their feet; their feets was wrapped in rags. The wind was blowing. But he had prayed all night, and he had the victory in his heart. And there was no British army or nothing else was going to stop him, neither could the icy river. He had prayed through, and there was no hindrance going to stop him. He was perseverant, and he achieved the task that he was trying to—to do, because he had the answer from God. When a man gets his answer from God, there is nothing going to stop him.

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