“My eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life.” George Mueller
“But the righteous will live by faith.” Habakkuk 2:4b
Oh to have such faith that when you pray you actually believe that God will answer your prayer. That Jesus always has our best interest in mind. I want to share the following devotional by STREAMS IN THE DESERT that I hope will encourage you to trust God wholeheartedly, with whatever is troubling you today. With whatever you are seeking Him about. That our trust in a faithful God would be complete, and that we would not only trust but believe for those things that seem impossible in our life. Because with God all things are possible!!! “And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
A Simple Prayer BY STREAMS IN THE DESERT Online daily devotional
“I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me” (Acts 27:25).
I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, “The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which revolutionized the whole of my Christian life. We had George Mueller of Bristol on board. I had been on the bridge twenty-four hours and never left it. George Mueller came to me, and said, “Captain I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec Saturday afternoon.” “It is impossible,” I said. “Very well, if your ship cannot take me, God will find some other way. I have never broken an engagement for fifty-seven years. Let us go down into the chart-room and pray.”
I looked at that man of God, and thought to myself, what lunatic asylum can that man have come from? I never heard of such a thing as this. “Mr. Mueller,” I said, “do you know how dense this fog is?” “No,” he replied, “my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life.”
He knelt down and prayed one of the most simple prayers, and when he had finished I was going to pray; but he put his hand on my shoulder, and told me not to pray. “First, you do not believe He will answer; and second I BELIEVE HE HAS, and there is no need whatever for you to pray about it.”
I looked at him, and he said, “Captain, I have known my Lord for fifty-seven years, and there has never been a single day that I have failed to get audience with the King. Get up, Captain and open the door, and you will find the fog gone.” I got up, and the fog was indeed gone. On Saturday afternoon, George Mueller was in Quebec for his engagement.
I pray this devotional was uplifting to you…I know reading it really impacted my life today…as I think about how awesome God truly is and how much He loves us and desires to meet our needs. If you want to read more about the life of George Mueller please read below….
God’s richest blessings to you….
More to come from Risendreams…
By Marta VanGerwen © 2012
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George Mueller was a native German (a Prussian). He was born in Kroppenstaedt on September 27, 1805 and lived almost the entire nineteenth century. He died March 10, 1898 at the age of 92. He saw the great awakening of 1859 which he said “led to the conversion of hundreds of thousands.” He did follow up work for D. L. Moody, preached for Charles Spurgeon, and inspired the missionary faith of Hudson Taylor.
The aim of George Mueller’s life was to glorify God by helping people take God at his word. To that end he saturated his soul with the word of God. At one point he said that he reads the Bible five or ten times more than he reads any other books. His aim was to see God in Jesus Christ crucified and risen from the dead in order that he might maintain the happiness of his soul in God. By this deep satisfaction in God George Mueller was set free from the fears and lusts of the world. And in this freedom of love he chose a strategy of ministry and style of life that put the reality and trustworthiness and beauty of God on display. To use his own words, his life became a “visible proof to the unchangeable faithfulness of the Lord.” Desiring God God- Centered Resources from the Ministry of John Piper
For more information on George Mueller (you will be encouraged by reading about his life) type the following link– George Mueller’s strategy For showing God simplicity of faith