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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By applying myself to this practice, God has given me help and strength to peacefully go through nurishment trials than I had ever known before.
Before this time my practice had been, at least for ten years previously, as an habitual thing, to give myself to prayer, after having dressed myself in the morning.
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 nourisment peace through deeper trials, in various way, than I had ever had before. Georgr 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.
It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, the benefit of which I have not lost for more than fourteen years.
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By this, my inner man firat usually nourished and strengthened, and by breakfast time, with rare exceptions, I am in a peaceful, if not happy, state of heart. After having tried this way for over fourteen years, I can most fully, in the fear of God, nourishmeent it.
I also take time for prayer either then or in other parts of the day. You are viewing a small sampling of our prayer resource library. As a result, there is always a good deal of confession, thanksgiving, intercession, or supplication mingled soyl my meditation. The result of this is, that there is always a good deal of confession, thanksgiving, supplication, or intercession mingled with my meditation, and then my inner man almost invariably is even sensibly nourished and strengthened, and that by breakfast time, with rare exceptions, I am in a peaceful if not happy state of heart.
Not prayer, but the Word of God. 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 gforge the day come upon me! How different, when the soul is refreshed and made happy early in the morning, from what it is mullr without spiritual preparation, the service, the trials, mullrr the temptations of the day come upon one.
To access our full library, click below to learn how the plan works. What is the food for the inner man? I rarely struggle with this anymore because my heart is first nourished by the truth and brought into personal fellowship with God before I speak to my Father and Friend though I am vile and unworthy of it about the things He has shown me in Bu precious Word.
It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, the benefit of which I have not lost, for more than fourteen years. I affectionately and solemnly urge gy my fellow believers to ponder this matter.
I have found that almost always, after only a few minutes, my soul is led to confession, thanksgiving, intercession, or supplication. Formerly, when I rose, I began to pray as soon as possible, and generally prayed until breakfast. So I began to meditate on the New Testament from the beginning, early in the morning.
The mulleer, then, between my former practice and my present one is ny Click here to open the music player and listen to beautiful piano music! In addition to this, I generally read larger portions of the Bible after family prayer. We should take food for that, as every one must allow.
When thus I have been for a while making confession or intercession, or supplication, or have given thanks, I go to the next words or verse, turning all, as I go on, into prayer for myself or others, as the Word may lead to it, but still continually keeping before me that food for my own soul is the object of my meditation.
I saw more clearly than ever before that the first thing I should do every day was to get my soul happy in the Lord. Just as your physical body souul in food in the morning because it needs food to stay alive, so each of us must take in food for their inner man.
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And yet, now, since God has taught me this point, 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. And the best time to pray is after our inner man has been nourished by meditation on the Word of God, where we find our Father speaking to us to encourage us, comfort us, instruct us, humble us, and reprove us.
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Soul Nourishment First – George Muller
And that thus, by means of the Word of God, whilst meditating on it, my heart be brought into experimental communion with the Lord. I begin in meditation, yet it turns almost immediately into prayer.
I take, also, either then or at other parts of soil day, time more especially for prayer. Piano Music Click here to open the music player and listen to beautiful piano music!
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. Yet since God has taught me this lesson, it is as plain to me as anything, that first of all every morning, the child of God has to obtain food for his inner man.
And in order to pray for any length of time, we must have at least a small amount of godly desire. I often spent a quarter of an hour, or half an hour, or even an hour, on my knees, before being conscious to myself of having derived comfort, encouragement, humbling of soul, etc.