Ever worry about finances–the “what ifs”? (What if I get sick or injured, or lose my job or pension? What if the rent keeps rising to the sky? What if the economy goes belly up?)
I did that kind of fretting once. No more! I hope I never do again. With a heavenly Father like I have, there’s no reason I should.
Now for some posting I’ve been eagerly looking forward to: making known God’s deeds in my little “insignificant” life. I want everyone to know: God really does the outlandish things He says He’ll do: If we “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all [our material needs] will be added unto” us (Mt 6:33)–and other needs as well.
Something I want so much for you to do is make time this week, sometime, to listen to at least part of John Piper’s recorded message at this site (and if only part, then hear the rest next week). It’s about George Muller. If you can grab hold of his life’s message with willing belief, it’ll change your own life, big time. I grabbed hold of its core principle before I even heard of him, and did it ever change mine!
Do you know about George Muller? Most famous for the orphanages he initiated and maintained, in his lifetime George Muller housed, fed, clothed, and cared for over 10,000 orphans–beginning with…nothing: no building, staff, equipment, food–or funds! Nothing! And he never borrowed or asked anyone for anything or even let anyone know emergency needs–except God! His only fund-raising method was prayer.
Why? Because the most important purpose of his venture was not to care for the fatherless, but to demonstrate to the world that God will provide for those who trust Him and “seek first” His kingdom. He was a crusader against financial worry.
Muller’s life demonstrated the active faithfulness of God to supply for ministry (and orphans). What I’ve experienced in my life has demonstrated His active faithfulness just to supply the personal needs of an ordinary little flawed believer. And I have so much to share with you, I don’t know where to start!
Originally, I planned to start… well, at the beginning. But then God did something already this month that shows how He even does Isaiah 65:24. Next post.