Friday, July 29, 2011

Treasure Found

Recently I found a clothbound copy of Roger Steer's excellent book, George Muller: Delighted in God!, at a sale at our local public library.  

I already had several paperback copies but finding this copy was a real "find".

I met Roger when I went to England to visit the Muller buildings and museum and he treated me well.

Be sure to pick up a copy for an excellent account of God's dealings with a man who trusted Him wholly.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

God Still Provides

Recently I received the following e-mail from Kim Powell who was responding to my recent post £300 Plus.  Please check out the link which Kim refers to.  It will take you to her excellent blog entitled Via Peregrini.

Yes, God still provides for His own in remarkable ways.  He has NOT changed.

Here's that e-mail:

"Thank you for this post. For quite awhile now I have been completely dependent upon God to provide all that I need. George Muller is, obviously, part of that great cloud of witnesses that provide encouragement on such a narrow path.

On more than one occasion I'm sure someone gave me money they needed for themselves. This post reminded me that when God leads us to give, even out of our own neediness, he will provide.

A relatively recent blog post of mine shares my experience of following in the footsteps of George Muller.  I send this link along in case it's of interest. 

Thanks for your service!"


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

£300 PLUS

Recently I was encouraged as I read Joseph Stowell's account of a moving story from the 1800's in his excellent devotional book, Strength for the Journey.

He related how the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, had been preaching a series of meetings in Bristol, England hoping to raise money for his orphanage back in London.

The week was drawing to a close and Spurgeon had already reached his goal of £300.  He was thrilled with the response but couldn't sleep that night.  God prompted him to give the money to George Muller to help with his orphanages right there in Bristol.  "But Lord?"  No, Spurgeon felt he must go to see Muller.

Arriving at Muller's home he found George on his knees in prayer.  Spurgeon handed over the £300 and Muller acknowledged that he had been seeking God for that exact amount.  They embraced and marvelled at the provision of God.

Upon his return to London, Spurgeon found an envelope containing £300 plus 300 shillings.  God had provided what Spurgeon had passed on to Muller...with interest.

As another great servant of God once said, "I shovel out and God keeps shoveling back but God has a bigger shovel."

Why do we doubt God's promises to provide?  He is Jehovah-Jireh...our Provider.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple Trust

Notes like the following e-mail which I received today encourage me but I sometimes feel a little hypocritical for not always living by the principles encouraged and practiced by George Muller (and espoused on this blog). May we learn to trust God daily and experience His provision in remarkable ways. - David

Mr. Fisher:

Just wanted to drop you a note and say that I enjoy your George Muller blog very much. Muller is one of my all-time favorite Christians to read about, and I do look forward to meeting him someday on the other side of Jordan. He inspires me (and shames me) with his total commitment to Christ and with his laserlike trust in the Ever-Living God. Your blog has served to emphasize many things about this godly man and the lessons he taught with his life.

May the Lord bless you and your family as you seek to serve Him in sincerity.

In Christ's bonds,


Saturday, July 02, 2011

Something Better

Having experienced multiple losses over the past 6-7 years, I appreciated the following quote when I came across it today.

I wonder what the Father has in store for YOU.

"Our heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something better." - George Muller