Tuesday, December 21, 2010

He died a poor man...

Last week I finished a book about George Muller, often remembered for running orphanages by faith. He didn't have a regular source of income for the 2000+ orphans that lived in the 5 orphanage homes. It was his desire to show people that God really can supply all of your needs. I venture to say that he succeeded.

There was more than one occasion when they didn't know where the next meal would come from, George would pray and the Lord would ALWAYS provide food. I'm talking about for hundreds of kids here, not a small family that can gather together a meal from the pantry.

After I finished the book I did a little more on-line research about him. I came across a non-Christian website that states: George Muller died a poor man. I can't help but think on that saying. It runs through my head multiple times a day.

I read his life's story. I can't think of a man who died richer.  His life makes this Scripture real: "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." He lost his life for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the end he found it. He found true peace, joy and happiness. He found favor with God AND man. He found fulfillment in providing for the means of countless souls.

He was not a poor man. He stored up his treasures in heaven and is now reaping the benefit.

8 comments:

mjf said...

Very true of another one also, who came in the humblest of circumstances and left having been publicly disgraced and humiliated.

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Lawrence said...

I just read that book a couple of months ago. I love that besides his devoted prayer life George completely read his Bible over 200 times...100 of those times on his knees!! I love you Michelle and I miss you..tell the family I love and miss them too. From your brother in Christ Lawrence.

Inspector Clouseau said...

Nice work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my blogger.com site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi'sbooks said...

What makes life fulfilling--certainly not riches. Think of all the people who have been inspired by his life. Not to mention the orphans who were fed. I'm so glad I found your blog!!

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Miriam said...

It zdzdsis so true. You are rich as long as you through Christ. You will have love, joy and peace. I have always felt rich not in a monetary sense though. Rich with love through Christ and my family. There are so many people out there than need our help. Sometimes even if you cannott give anything a little prayer with them or just words from Christ through you will do. We are all rich through Christ. Rich in Love;-)

Majid Ali said...

God bless you.

Fab said...

Thanks for that entry, Michelle. I only saw it today, though I see you wrote it in December.

God has been reminding me of Mueller plenty of times this past month. It's about time I start listening.