The life of George Muller was characterized by his remarkable trust in God to supply the needs of the Soul Nourishment First by George Ferdinand Muller. 17 Mar George Muller | The School of Prayer. Soul Nourishment First – by George Muller – brought by Peter-John Parisis. Soul Nourishment First (Mueller). From the autobiography of George Mueller. It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, the benefit of which I have not lost for.
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Soul Nourishment First – George Muller
During this time I pursue my practice of regular reading in the Holy Scriptures, sometimes in the New Testament and sometimes in the Old, and for more than twenty-six years I have proved the blessedness of it. By the blessing of God, I ascribe to this mode the help and strength which I have had from God to pass in peace through deeper trials, in various ways, than I had ever had before; and after having now above fourteen years tried this way, I can most fully, in the fear of God, commend it.
How different, when the soul is refreshed and made happy early in the morning, from what it is when without spiritual preparation, the service, the trials, and the temptations of the day come upon one. I saw more clearly than ever before that the first thing Forst should do every day was to nourisgment my soul happy in the Lord.
How different it is, when the soul is refreshed and made happy early in the morning, from what it is when the service, trials, and temptations of the day come upon one without spiritual preparation.
Not prayer, but the Word of God; and here again, not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through osul minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts.
By applying myself to this practice, God has given me help and strength to peacefully go through greater trials than I had ever known before. Let No One Deceive You: No conversation with a brother ever inspired me in this direction.
Now, what is the food for the inner man? The difference, then, georgd my former practice and my present one is this: When we pray, we speak to God.
And that thus, by means of the Word of God, whilst meditating on it, my heart be brought into experimental communion with the Lord. If you take time for meditation before praying, it will be much easier to stay focused. Now, I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God, and to meditation on it, that thus my heart might be comforted, encouraged, warned, reproved, instructed; and that thus, by means of the Word of God, while meditating on bt, my heart might be brought into experiential communion with the Lord.
I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God — not prayer, but the Word of God. And in gworge to pray for any length of time, we must have at least a small amount of godly desire.
Prayer was his lifeline, and he proved the life of total dependence on God alone to be the practical, workable outcome of the Christian life. Order this CD or the newer Arise album from me for the cost of shipping and handling plus a donation.
It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth that has benefited me for more than fourteen years. In fact, the weaker we are, the more we need meditation to strengthen our inner man. I never read about it in any book.
Soul Nourishment First
To access our full library, click below to learn how the plan works. Formerly, when I rose, I began to pray as soon as possible, and generally spent all my time till breakfast in prayer, or almost all the time.
I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which Kuller ought to attend every day was soull have my soul happy in the Lord. Not prayer, but the Word of God.
The result I have found to be almost invariably this, that after a very few minutes my soul has been led to confession, or to thanksgiving, or to intercession, or to supplication; so that, though I did not, as nourizhment were, give myself to prayer, but to meditation, yet it turned almost immediately more or less into prayer.
Now, I saw that the most important thing for me to do was to read the Word of God and to meditate on it, so that my heart might be comforted, encouraged, warned, reproved, and instructed; and that, while meditating on the Word of God, my heart might commune with the Lord.
Soul Nourishment First – by George Muller – brought by Peter-John Parisis |
For at least ten years before this, my habit was to pray after dressing in the morning. The first thing to be concerned about was not how much I might serve the Lord or how I might glorify the Lord; but rather 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, Mourishment 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.
In addition to this I generally read, after family prayer, larger portions of the Word of God, when Fisrt still pursue my practice of reading regularly onward in the Holy Scriptures, sometimes in the Mmuller Testament, and sometimes in the Old, and for more than twenty-six years I have proved the blessedness of it.
It often now astonishes me that Gworge did not sooner see this point.
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How different, when the soul is refreshed and made happy early in the morning, from what it is when, without spiritual preparation, the service, the trials, and the temptations of the day come upon me!
And yet, now, since God has taught me this nouridhment, it is as plain to me as anything, that the first thing the child of God has to do morning by morning is, to obtain food for his inner man.
I take, also, either then or at other parts of the day, time more especially for prayer. The point is this: I begin in meditation, yet it turns almost immediately into prayer. Now, prayer, in order to be continued for any length of time in any other than a formal manner, requires, generally speaking, a measure of strength or godly desire: I began therefore to meditate on the New Testament from the beginning early in the morning.