George Müller: Make a Trial of It!

“It may be few, comparatively, of the children of God are called to serve the Lord in the way of establishing Orphan-Houses, etc.; but all of them may, yea, are called upon to trust in God, to rely on Him, in their various positions and circumstances, and apply the word of God, faith, and prayer to their family circumstances, their earthly occupation, their afflictions and necessities of every kind, both temporally and spiritually; just as we, by God’s help, in some little measure seek to apply the word of God, faith, and prayer … But make a trial of it, if you have never done so before, and you will see how happy a life it is.”
George Müller in Answers to Prayer (Chicago: Moody Press, 2008) 97.

This morning I read George Müller. He is one of my favorite inspirational characters. Here he invites the reader to “make a trial” of a way of life that simply seeks to “apply the word of God, faith, and prayer” to all of life. With moral decay and widespread strife all around us, how do we avoid being overcome by all this? How do we renounce impiety, which is lukewarm faith? How do we show the world the way to life? Müller would say, “make a trial of it!” Put your trust in the grace of God.

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14

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