Posts Tagged ‘Worldwide Evangelization’
Being sent by God!
The conviction of “trusting God alone” for provision in the ministry comes from Scripture. People like Abraham, Moses, the Prophet Elijah and even the disciples of Jesus were carried along by trust and supernatural miracles of Divine provision. The Apostle Paul said, ”My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19). The supply was in the Glory… some just knew how to go get it.
God’s Supply is a Lifestyle:
This was the lifestyle evidenced by the spiritual leadership of George Muller. In the 1800’s, Muller was guided by God to begin an orphanage in Bristol, England. He continually proclaimed that the impossible is only acheived by faith in the promises of God.
He sought God:
He made no appeal for funds; but instead, sought God to move in people’s hearts. Almost like clockwork, people would give toward the care of the orphans. Muller’s testimony to God’s faithful provision influenced Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, and later C.T.Studd, founder of WEC (Worldwide Evangelization for Christ), who began his missions career with Taylor in China.
The words of Muller:
”Over the years the Lord has faithfully taken care of us financially in our work of caring for the orphans by constantly raising up new supporters. God’s promise is, they that trust in the Lord shall never be put to shame (Rom 10:11). Were we to lean upon man, we would inevitably be disappointed; but, in leaning upon the living God alone, moment by moment, we are beyond disappointment and beyond being forsaken.”
Learning to Stand with God:
How precious to have learned to stand with God alone in the world and yet to be happy and confident, knowing “no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Ps 84:11). This kind of confidence draws God’s attention and invites Him to display His Goodness in the midst of our impossible circumstances.
Faith Invites God’s Help:
Some who read or hear of Muller’s adventures of faith say, “Oh, he had a very special gift of faith, but I couldn’t live like that!” Muller argues, “It is the same faith which is found in every believer. Oh, I plead with you, do not think me an extraordinary believer, having privileges above others. Just stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God if you trust in Him.”