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Meditating On God’s Word
by George Müller
While I was staying at Nailsworth, it pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, irrespective of human instrumentality, as far as I know, the benefit of which I have not lost, though now...more than forty years have since passed away.
The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished. For I might seek to set the truth before the unconverted, I might seek to benefit believers, I might seek to relieve the distressed, I might in other ways seek to behave myself as it becomes a child of God in this world; and yet, not being happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day, all this might not be attended to in a right spirit. . .
George Müller, Evangelist, 1805–1898 was a Christian evangelist and the director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. In the 1800's orphans had to beg for or steal food in order to survive. Müller began to pray about starting an orphan house. He dedicated his days to prayer for the needs of the orphans. During Müller's lifetime he gave away $700,000. He found seven acres at Ashley Down and over 21 years homes were built in which over 2,000 children would be cared for. In addition to caring for orphans George Müller also paid for the printing of Bibles and tracts. Müller gave away more than 250,000 Bibles and paid tuition for hundreds of children to go to school.