Oh, you thought this was an article about politics? No, this is about a German man from the 1800s named George Mueller. He is widely believed to be one of the greatest men of faith and prayer since the days of the Bible. Mueller was a wicked young man living for the world’s pleasures, but God saved him before he destroyed his life.
He ministered during the great awakening of 1859, worked with D.L. Moody, preached for Charles Spurgeon, and his work inspired the famous missionary Hudson Taylor. He read the Bible from cover to cover over 200 times.
Mueller is best known for what he did for children. During his lifetime, he built five large orphanages and cared for over 10,000 orphans in the Bristol, England area. Over 100,000 were ultimately affected for good because of his ministry.
He prayed in millions of dollars for the orphans and never one time asked anyone for money. He never received a salary the last 68 years of his life, and never went without. His life verse was Psalm 81:10, “I am the Lord thy God…open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
When he turned 70, he retired. Well, sort of. Mueller became a missionary, and until the age of 87 he traveled to 42 countries and spoke to over 3 million people. When he died at the age of 92, thousands came to pay their respects to this great man of God. He was a man who did not just notice and talk about the problems of his generation.
This article can only cover a fraction of the story of Mueller, so I hope that you will go to the library or online and learn more about this soldier of the faith. God’s Word tells us, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him.”
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