Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Brief Profile of George Müller

"If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened."
- George Müller

George Müller cared for over 10,000 orphans in his life.  He also provided an education for them, which angered many who believed he was raising the poor above their natural station.  Müller established 117 schools and educated over 120,000 kids, most of whom were orphans.  Each day was started with him spending hours in prayer as he implored God to meet the needs of his orphans.  When God put it on his heart to start the first orphanage, George Müller had only two shillings (or fifty cents) in his pocket.  Making his wants known only to God, George Müller was sent over a million, four hundred thousand pounds by donors.  This occurred each time he built one of the five orphanages, as well as the many unsolicited food donations he was given only hours before they were needed to feed the children.  As he would say, "Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible.  There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible.  Faith begins where man's power ends."  He did this for sixty years until his death at ninety-three.  

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