And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a tax collector and George inherited his father’s ability with figures.
When Muller became a believer, he was impressed by how many times Jesus said for us "to ask." So he and his wife decided to launch a daring experiment. They gave away all of their household goods and refused all regular salary from the small mission George had been serving. He then set out to establish an orphanage to care for the homeless children of England.
The first orphange was dedicated in a rented building on April 21, 1836. Within a matter of days, 43 orphans were being cared for. Muller and his co-workers decided that no funds would ever be solicited and no debts were ever to be incurred. The success of their work would be measured by God’s blessing on the work, which Muller expected to be in direct proportion to the time spent they spent in prayer.
For over 60 years George Muller recorded every specific prayer request and the results, and every contribution. Over his lifetime, Muller was responsible for the care of 10,024 orphans. These children never missed a meal. He established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them orphans. Muller never asked for help from anyone but God. $7,500,000 came to him over the course of his life and he vows it was all because he prayed with confidence and faith.
This is 20 minute video, but well worth your time, as it shares how George Muller handled the daily challenges of a growing ministry with confidence.
Lord, I do believe that You answer the prayers of Your people. Help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24)
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