The middle of the week around here we affectionately call "Wingsday." Since it's Wingsday we'd like to share some wisdom we recently came across.
A man named George Muller lived in the 1800's and had orphanages (among other things). During his lifetime his houses raised over 10,000 orphans and his schools educated more than 120,000 in England. He was known as a man of prayer. For every need he prayed and God showed up in wonderful ways.
One of the ways God showed up was when the houses needed milk. They were all out of milk and had many mouths to fill. Almost as soon as he was done praying, a dairy truck broke down in front of the orphanage and the driver gave them all the milk. Otherwise the milk would have spoiled.
A couple of us our reading, "The Autobiography of George Muller" and thought it fitting to reprint a portion of his story on patience and faith. This is directly from his diary.
"Patience and faith are still needed. My desire is to let patience have its perfect work. Not one penny has come in today for the building fund, but five more orphans have applied for admission. The more I look at things according to natural appearances, the less likely it seems that I will ever get the sum I need. But I have faith in God, and my expectation is from Him alone. The Lord can change the circumstances instantly. I continue, therefore, to wait upon God and seek to encourage my heart by His Word. While He delays giving me answers, I will be occupied in His blessed work."
What a good word back then and what a good word for us to chew on today - some 150+ years later. His Word, the Bible, has much to help us be healthy, "wealthy", and wise.
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