«l will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing» (Genesis 12:2).
George Müller was in prison at seventeen because of fraud. and vices were common in his life until He discovered God’s love, through, the Bible and the inspiration of sincere believers. From that point on, his life made a 180-degree turn; he became a blessing to others through his pastoral ministry in England. He started by promoting the study of the Scriptures and assisting young missionaries with resources. Sometime later, with his wife, he received and cared tor several orphans in his own home. By seeking God’s guidance daily and trusting in His promises, he later built an orphanage to accommodate about 300 children. His work was blessed in such a way that, at the end of his life, he had received donations to build five orphanages where he served around 123,000 children and supported more than 100 assistants. Additionally, he supported almost 200 missionaries and donated more than 225,000 Bibles in several languages. Without any doubt, his worship life was the key to his achieving this great work. He would spend at least one hour praying every day and seeking God’s will in the Bible, which he read in its entirety about 200 times. Through constant records of the requests he made to God, and of the dates when he received the answers, he had further proof of God’s loving care and of His power to succeed in the work he had been entrusted with.
God wants to show His love to humankind through His faithful servants. However, some people barely aspire to be mere recipients of His blessings, depriving themselves of the enormous privilege of being God’s collaborators. There is nothing that the world needs so much as the manifestation through humanity of the Saviour’s love. All heaven is waiting for channels through which can be poured the holy oil to be a joy and blessing to human hearts.» (Christian Service, ch.1, p. 19).
Are we ready to be humble channels of God’s blessings? God knows well that the harvest will be great, even if there are few laborers who are ready to do the work (Luke 10:2).
Let us pray today so the Lord may send more laborers to do His work. Above all, let us pray today that He may touch our hearts.