Friday, September 08, 2006

George Muller Impacted J. Hudson Taylor

Note: Here is a "post" from my PILGRIM SCRIBBLINGS blog.

George Muller and J. Hudson Taylor have impacted my life more than any other individuals. Their lives of simple faith in the promises of God (from His Word) launched me into a "faith" ministry that has seen God provide in remarkable and miraculous ways over these 30 plus years. That doesn't mean that I don't sometimes worry. I still haven't conquered that giant in spite of Peter's invitation to cast all our worries and anxieties on a faithful God. (1 Peter 5:7)

Here's another Muller "post" from my archives. Read it and be challenged afresh. I was.

As you know George Muller is one of my heroes. His life of complete dependence on God has inspired many over the years. Maybe few people realize how much Muller influenced another great man of faith, J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, now known as the Overseas Missionary Fellowship.

Muller undertook to support Taylor and many other missionaries with the China Inland Mission back in the 1800's.

Muller wrote a letter which accompanied his generous gifts to these missionaries. Here's what he wrote to these servants of the Lord on one occasion:

"My chief object is to tell you that I love you in the Lord; that I feel deeply interested about the Lord's work in China, and that I pray daily for you. I thought it might be a little encouragement to hear of one more who felt for you and who remembered you before the Lord. But were it otherwise, had you even no one to care for you, or did you a least seem to be in a position as if no one cared you you, you will always have the Lord to be with you. Remember Paul's case at Rome (2 Timothy 4:16-18). On Him then reckon, to Him look, on Him depend; and be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. An older brother who has known the Lord forty-four years, who writes this, says to you for your encouragement that He has never failed him. In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but, because I was enabled by His grace to trust in Him, He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His Name."- George Muller
Let's learn to trust Him wholly..."for those who trust Him wholly, find Him wholly true."


Daniel said...

Amen... in addition to George Mueller and Hudson Taylor, Oswald Chambers has blessed me... all three have been an inspiration to always "Seek First" and always "Trust in Him"...

Daniel Karvonen

ScreaminMeemer said...

I have recently found George Müller through a book for a college class. I am astounded at the level of faith to which he had matured upon his death, but more so, his commitment to his quiet time and study of God's Word that allowed him to know God enough to trust him in faith. What a wonderful example and mentor for us to follow. So thankful and grateful for finding Mr. Müller.