‘Pray without ceasing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV
During his lifetime, nineteenth-century British evangelist George Müller ‘prayed in’ more than £5.7 million to feed the orphans in his care—more than US$174 million in today’s terms. He didn’t believe in broadcasting his financial needs, yet he always had enough to pay his bills— because God supernaturally provided.
However, Müller’s faith was stretched in other ways. For example, he prayed regularly over a list of five men he earnestly desired to see won to Christ. The 1st man gave his life to Christ after five years, the 2nd and 3rd after 10 years, and the 4th after 25 years. But here’s the clincher: Müller prayed for the 5th man’s conversion for a whopping 52 years! In fact, the man made a profession of faith in Christ a few months after Müller’s funeral.
Would you pray about something for 52 years without some visible sign of an answer? You should, and you must! In Müller’s own words: ‘God delights to increase the faith of His children. We ought, instead of wanting no trials before victory, no exercise for patience, to be willing to take them from God’s hands as a means. Trials, obstacles, difficulties, and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.’
If you’re praying and asking God, ‘Will You?’ His answer is, ‘I will!’ Psalm 91:15 NLT tells us, ‘When they call on Me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honour them.’
And in Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV, God says, ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ So the word for today is—keep praying and believing.
SoulFood: Deut 18–21, Luke 10:38–42, Ps 78:40–55, Pr 16:32
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