THE DELIGHT OF PRAYER
by Greg Martin
But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ. More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:7-8 (HCSB)
George Mueller, a British evangelist during the 1800s, is one of the most amazing examples of sacrificial commitment in history. Mueller had a heart for orphaned children. Through faith and prayer, he provided a home and an education for over 10,000 orphans. When each child became old enough to live on his own, Mueller would pray with them and put a Bible in their right hand and a coin in their left. He explained to the young person that if they held onto what was in their right hand, God would always make sure there was something in their left hand as well.
Through prayer, Mueller continually sought God’s will for his life and the use of his resources. He said, “The Christian should never worry about tomorrow or give sparingly because of a possible future need. Only the present moment is ours to serve the Lord, tomorrow may never come… Life is worth as much as it is spent for the Lord’s service.” Mueller found his greatest joy in seeing God answer His prayers in ways that only God could. As we seek our Father’s heart for our lives and resources, we will find joy in obedient and sacrificial commitment for the sake of our Savior and His love for people.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the blessing of answered prayer. Let me testify to others that You have met my needs with exceeding abundance. May others know that I have joy in the answer to this prayer because of my boldness to share with them.
“The joy which answers to prayer give, cannot be described; and the impetus which they afford to the spiritual life is exceedingly great.” -George Mueller
Engage10K Request: Pray for the people of Mobberly to find joy, peace and freedom in expressing sacrificial commitment.