January 1, 1755

1755 January 1 (Wednesday).  A true Sense of the Divine Dispensations would (methinks) fill my Soul with an holy astonishment at the Liberty and Goodness of God which is still protracted: and His Longsuffering is amazing towards So worthless and unfruitful a Creature.  O that I might be rous’d and quicken’d!  and O that God would vouchsafe after all, to pardon and Sanctifie me; and that He would please to direct and assist me in the great incumbent Dutys — that I may improve my Time, Serve the Souls of men, and Save my own soul as well as those that hear me!  It was very Cold, yet Billy went to Ensign Woods the Clothier and to Allens Mill.