Top priority…

It is absolutely impossible to read the life of George Mueller and miss this simple point: He made prayer a top priority.He prayed privately. He prayed publicly. He began his days with prayer, sometimes he’d pray for hours. He lived his days in prayer. He would often go for long walks with his New Testament spending the entire time reading his Bible and crying out to God. He led his family with prayer. He had a daily time of prayer with his wife. He led his ministry in prayer. He had a regularly scheduled prayer time with his staff. He … Continue reading Top priority…

A Biblical Prayer Life

If we want to be people of prayer, we must be people of the Word. If we want to be people of the Word we must be people of prayer. We see this exemplified in the life of George Mueller. Mueller’s prayer life helped him in his study the Word, and his study of the Word helped him in his prayer life.He often emphasized the importance of reading the Scripture prayerfully. When he sat down to study the Bible, he refused to do so without seeking God’s help. He continually came to God as he was studying, asking God to … Continue reading A Biblical Prayer Life

Getting Specific…

We often pray in generalities. Sometimes we pray like that because we don’t want to expect “too much” from God. Other times it is because we don’t want to do the hard work of getting specific. George Mueller prayed specifically. He prayed to God about financial matters. One time, George wanted to buy a certain piece of land to build an orphan house on. Unfortunately, the owner wanted to sell it at a much greater cost than he could afford, so he went to prayer. He prayed several times a day about this specific matter. After several weeks of prayer, … Continue reading Getting Specific…

Relying on God Alone

One of the distinguishing marks of George’s Mueller’s life was his absolute dependence upon God for all things. “By the grace of God, I desire that my faith in God should extend towards everything, the smallest of my own temporal and spiritual concerns, and the smallest of the temporal and spiritual concerns of my family, towards the saints among whom I labor, the church at large, etc.” (Mueller, p.31) He demonstrated this dependence by taking all his concerns to God in prayer. Mueller sought never to resolve a problem by leaning upon man or upon human methods, but instead by … Continue reading Relying on God Alone

A Life of Trust

It is good to have heros. One of mine is George Mueller. George Mueller’s life stands as a testimony to the power and faithfulness of our Almighty God. Is there someone who doubts whether God still answers prayer? Let them learn from George Mueller. Does anyone doubt whether God is able to accomplish beyond what they could ask or think? Introduce them to George Mueller.Here is a man who desired to live his life so that “men and women might see that God is faithful still and hears prayer still.” (Pierson, 10) By God’s grace, that is exactly the kind … Continue reading A Life of Trust