Gospel Meditations: George Muller (1805-1898)

George_MullerGeorge MullerGeorge Muller is perhaps best known for his faithful work to protect orphans in 19th century England. He is also known for confident persistence in prayer. Of all the matters in his life, Muller resolved not to ask anyone for assistance, especially when funding the orphanage. Instead, he made his requests only known to God in prayer. The testimonies of answered prayers in the life of George Muller are astounding and glorious. His autobiography is available online. Beyond his views and practice of prayer, Muller also shares keen insights on joyfully living in the realities of the gospel.

According to my judgement the most important point to be attended to is this: above all things see to it that your souls are happy in the Lord. Other things may press upon you, the Lord's work may even have urgent claims upon your attention, but I deliberately repeat, it is of supreme and paramount importance that you should seek above all things to have your souls truly happy in God Himself! Day by day seek to make this the most important business of your life. This has been my firm and settled condition for the last five and thirty years. For the first four years after my conversion I knew not its vast importance, but now after much experience I specially commend this point to the notice of my younger brethren and sisters in Christ: the secret of all true effectual service is joy in God, having experimental acquaintance and fellowship with God Himself.