Friday, July 28, 2006

Bits 'N' Pieces About Muller

George Müller - 1805-1898
(also spelled Mueller, Muller)

English Evangelist and Philanthropist; a man of faith and prayer.

Without ever asking anyone other than God, he received over $7,200,000 dollars (in 1800's money) through prayer alone.

Born in Prussia in 1805, by age 10 George was inventing plans to embezzle the government monies his father had charge of. His school years were years of drunkenness and immorality. At age sixteen he was jailed for failing to pay his bills.

The University he attended had 900 Divinity students. George said that there were only about nine who truly feared God. He continued in sin until at age 20 he received Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour.

George married and became a Pastor, but refused his salary when he found out it was collected from "pew-rents." He decided to live on faith from that time forward.

Müller established Orphanages in Bristol, England, and founded the "Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad." His life was characterized by prayer, faith, and self-denial in the cause of Christ.

During his lifetime, he established 117 schools which educated more than 120,000 young persons, including orphans.

In 1875, at the age of 70, and until age 87, he had a 17-year ministry of world-wide Evangelistic tours, which also raised money for his orphanages and the thousands of children in them.

He would live for another six years. At the time of his death at age 93 in 1898, the church that he pastored in Bristol had about 2,000 members.

More From Muller re Mistakes

“If honesty of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.” - George Muller

So true in my own experience! O that we would learn to wait...wait patiently...until we hear the voice of the Father.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Life of Faith

I'm certain that George Muller would have displayed something like this on his walls, both at home and in the orphanages.

He trusted God implicitly even though the evidence of God's provision wasn't always before him.

Oh that we would live a life of faith, trusting God and believing that what He says in really true!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Narrative

For years I've searched for the 6-volume set by Muller entitled "A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings With George Muller".

Recently this autobiographical classic was reprinted in two volumes by Dush and Ashes Publications. Check out their link at:

If you ever find any copies of the six-volume set, hold onto them or let me know and I'd gladly buy them from you.

I continue to thank God for godly men like George Muller and J. Hudson Taylor who have been teaching me how to trust Him more fully.

Excellent Links

Here are some excellent links concerning George Muller:

If you know of some great links concerning Mr. Muller, please send them along. It's amazing what you can find using Google.

Classic Biography

One of the finest books I've read on George Muller was penned by another great man of God, A. T. Pierson. For more on this classic biography, check the following link:

If you've read something by Muller or about this extraordinary man, please let us know. Thanks!

NOTE: Please let us know how we can improve this blog on the life and ministry of George Muller.

Bringin' 'Em Back

Driving to work tonight I got wondering who I'd like to bring back from the grave for a meeting of the minds. If I could have a conference with a dozen (12) people who have died, who would they be? Morbid? I don't think so! I'd love to have these twelve individuals sitting around a table for an evening. I'd be picking their brains. Asking for advice. Inquiring how they were able to do what they did. Here's a list that I came up with (in no particular order):

1. My father, Chester W. Fisher
2. George Muller, Orphanage Builder and Man of Faith
3. Jim Elliot, Martyred Missionary
4. The Apostle Paul
5. Jesus, of course
6. Amy Carmichael, Missionary to India
7. Grandma Fisher
8. Charles Spurgeon, Prince of Preachers
9. J. Hudson Taylor, Missionary to China
10. Grandma Powers

Now who would be on your list? Please let me know, just for fun! THANKS!


Since I was a young boy I have been fascinated and challenged by the life of implicit faith personified by George Muller.

Here are three of his quotes. I'll post more later.

"A servant of God has but one Master."

"It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised."

"At last I saw Christ as my Saviour. I believed in Him and gave myself to Him. The burden rolled from off me, and a great love for Christ filled my soul. That was more than fifty years ago. I loved Jesus Christ then, but I loved Him more the year after, and more the year after that, and more every year since."

Here is a picture of some of the Muller orphanage buildings at Ashley Down in Bristol, England.

Friends of the Friend of Orphans

Due to the number of people I've met who have been impacted by the life, teachings and writings of George Muller of Bristol, England, I'm setting up a web site and a group of friends for mutual encouragement in the "life of faith.

Book reviews, famous quotes by George Muller, testimonies of how his life impacted others, etc. will be included.

Thanks for your interest. Contact the web administrator at:

May we determine to trust God and take him at His Word. What God did in the 1800's through George Muller can still happen today. Let's trust Him!

God bless!

David W. Fisher