Thursday, October 27, 2022

Stretching Your Faith - George Muller

Here is an excellent post by Vance Christie that will stretch your faith.  Check out his web site at www.VanceChristie.com

 


In carrying out Christian ministry and in our other circumstances of life, God has a way of leading us to exercise faith in Him. He does so to keep us dependent on Him, to strengthen our faith in Him and to increase our appreciation of Him. George Muller was reminded of these truths time and again throughout his years of faith-filled ministry. Muller’s example encourages us to similarly trust God in our own faith-stretching situations of life.

For the first two years after establishing his orphan ministry in Bristol, England, Muller was blessed with a steady stream of God’s provision for the ministry. But then during the summer of 1838 Muller’s faith was put to the test when donations for his three orphan houses seemed suddenly to dry up.

One evening he was walking in his garden meditating on Hebrews 13:8: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Presently the pressing need of the orphan houses came to his mind, and he was promptly led to say to himself: “Jesus in His love and power has hitherto supplied me with what I have needed for the orphans, and in the same unchangeable love and power He will provide what I may need for the future.”  A sense of joy flowed into his soul.

Barely one minute later a letter was brought to him.  It contained a gift of twenty pounds (equaling 100 dollars, a goodly amount in 1838). The Lord’s timing was evident, confirming both the teaching of His Word and the claiming of that truth in faith by His servant.

By that September 18 all available funds for Muller’s orphan houses were again exhausted.  He and his staff had been praying earnestly about the pressing need but received no apparent answer.  Consideration was even being given to selling some household items deemed not absolutely essential in order to provide the next day’s food.

The middle of that afternoon a lady called at Muller’s home.  She explained that she had come from London to Bristol four or five days earlier and had been staying right next door to the boys’ orphan house that entire time.  She then presented Muller with a contribution to his ministry from her daughter in London.

Muller later wrote:  “That the money had been so near the orphan houses for several days without being given, is a plain proof that it was from the beginning in the heart of God to help us. But because He delights in the prayers of His children, He had allowed us to pray so long; also to try our faith, and to make the answer so much the sweeter.”

The following spring one of the orphanage’s annual reports came into the hands of a man in Devon who immediately perceived the ministry’s need for ongoing financial assistance.   The man had a Christian sister of means, and he began praying that she would be led by God to donate some of her valuable jewelry for the support of the orphans.

Not long thereafter Muller received from the woman a gift of a heavy gold chain, a ring set with ten diamonds, a pair of gold bracelets and a cash donation of two pounds.  Before parting with the costly diamond ring, Muller used it to neatly etch the words “Jehovah Jireh” (“the Lord will provide,” Genesis 22:14) on a pane of glass in his room.  Many times afterwards his heart was cheered when he caught sight of the words on the glass and remembered this particular instance of the Lord’s remarkable provision. 

Monday, October 04, 2021

Don't Stop Praying...the Blessing Will Be There


 Be persistent in your prayer...
and the blessing will be there.

Friday, February 12, 2021

John Piper Writes About George Muller

 “George Mueller has been a pacesetter for me in prayer. His Autobiography is an orchard of faith-building fruit. In one section he tells us, after forty years of trials, ‘how to be constantly happy in God.’ He said, ‘I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was to have my soul happy in the Lord.’ ” Piper then relates how that for ten years Mueller would go to prayer first thing in the morning, but often suffered from wandering thoughts for up to half an hour.

George Mueller

George Mueller

Mueller himself describes a significant change he then made in his personal devotions routine and the benefits that yielded: “I began to meditate on the New Testament, from the beginning, early in the morning … searching into every verse for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul. The result I have found almost invariably this, that after a very few minutes my soul has been led to confession, thanksgiving or supplication. So that though I did not, as it were, give myself to prayer, but to meditation, yet it turned almost immediately more or less into prayer.”

Comments Piper: “I have found Mueller’s way absolutely crucial in my own life: be with the Lord before I am with anyone else and let Him speak to me first.”

Piper shares a number of other personal encouragements he has received from historic Christian biography in his book Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (Broadman and Holman, 2002), chapter 13, “Brothers, Read Christian Biography” (pgs. 89-96).

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Be Assured - He Will NEVER Fail You

Wise words from a man who trusted God implicitly.  God will NEVER fail you even though we so often fail Him.  THANK YOU, Father!


Friday, May 08, 2020

The Half-Century Prayer Request of George Muller

Vance Christie posted an excellent article on George Muller on his web site.

Check it out here!

God still answers prayer!

Never forget that!



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

George Muller Documentary - A Cloud of Witnesses

During these unprecedented times with the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, I've had the opportunity while STAYING HOME to watch a lot of YouTube videos.

Today I watched the George Muller Documentary - A Cloud of Witnesses and I was encouraged and reminded that God still provides today...just as He did in Muller's day.

PLEASE take the time to enjoy the story of a man who trusted God alone and was never disappointed.

God bless you and keep you safe!

David

Here's the link!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Trials We Face Bring Great Rewards


    "The trials of our faith will increase our faith and yield eternal rewards."

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Muller Museum OPEN

Very exciting news from Bristol, England regarding the opening of the George Muller museum in the original house 2 of Muller's orphanage.

Please click on this link for news about the George Muller museum opening!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Exciting News - New Muller Offices and Museum

WE HAVE MOVED!!!


We are settling into our new office which is located in the 
second Orphan Home George Müller built in the 1800s to 
house 400 children.
Our new address is:

45 - 47 Loft House,
College Road,
Bristol,
BS7 9FG
We are redirecting post from our old address but 
please do update your records. Our office hours 
are Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm. 
We have retained our telephone number, 
0117 924 5001.
Please note our museum remains closed throughout July 
and August. We are working to open our new space for 
The George Müller Museum in September.
For more information on George Muller, the orphanages 
he founded and the Muller museum, please click here.

For Museum information, please click here.