A couple of times in recent weeks, I have shared with others about George Muller (1805-1898). Muller was a German, who was so moved by the poverty that he encountered in Bristol, that he gave his life to care for over 1000 orphans and establishing a network of schools that provided education for over 120, 000 children. Yet the most staggering thing about Muller was his relationship with God, out of which his compassion and faith flowed.
Concerning this Muller writes: “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. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished. For I might seek to set the truth before the unconverted, I might seek to benefit believers, I might seek to relieve the distressed … and yet, not being happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day, all this might not be attended to in a right spirit …”
How then did Muller achieve this goal? Again he writes: “Now I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditation on it, that thus my heart might be comforted, encouraged, warned, reproved, instructed; and that thus, whilst meditating, my heart might be brought into experiential communion with the Lord …”
If that challenges you, I encouraged you to try it for yourself in order that you to will be blessed in God!, Gareth