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 (Mueller) • Pray The Plan
Prayer Resources Welcome to our prayer resources! 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 fjrst 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.
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: Now, what is the food for the inner man? It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth that has benefited me for more than fourteen years.
Soul Nourishment First – George Muller
For at least ten years before this, my habit was to pray after dressing in the morning. 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.
Thus also the Lord is pleased to communicate unto me that which, either very soon after or at a later time, I have found to become food for other believers, though it noruishment not for the sake of the mluler ministry of the Word that I gave myself to meditation, but for the profit of my own inner man. When we pray, we speak to 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 nourishmenh thanksgiving, or to intercession, or to supplication; so that, though I did not, as it were, give myself to prayer, but to meditation, yet it turned almost immediately more or less into prayer.
I affectionately and solemnly urge all my nourjshment believers to ponder this matter. I take, also, either then or at other parts of the day, time more especially for prayer. As a result, there is always a good deal of confession, thanksgiving, intercession, or supplication mingled with my meditation.
Soul Nourishment First – George Muller
Not prayer, nourishmennt the Word of God. 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. At all events I almost invariably began with prayer, except when I felt my soul to be more than usually barren, in which case I read the Word of God for food, or for refreshment, or for a revival and renewal of my inner man, before I gave myself to prayer.
Formerly, when I rose, I began to pray as soon as possible, muoler generally prayed until breakfast. What is the food for the inner man? Looking back, it often astonishes me that I did not see this point sooner.
So I began to meditate on the New Testament from the beginning, early in the morning. Please take a fidst moments to sign my guestbook.
I never read about it in any book. In addition to this I generally read, after family prayer, larger portions of the Word of Nourishhment, when I still pursue my practice of reading regularly onward 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.
Music from Fulness of Joy. The first thing to be concerned about was not how much I might serve the Lord, or 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. Most times I began with prayer, except when I felt my soul was barren, in which cases I read the Word of God for food and refreshment, and for furst of my inner man before I prayed.
For I could attempt to set the truth before the unconverted, to benefit believers, to relieve the distressed, or to behave myself in other ways as a child of God in this world should; yet I might do all this in a wrong spirit if not happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day. Therefore, we may profitably meditate with God’s blessing though we are weak spiritually. If you take time for meditation before praying, it will be much easier to stay focused.
I dwell so particularly on this point because of the immense spiritual profit and refreshment I am conscious of having derived from it myself, and I affectionately and solemnly beseech all my fellow believers to ponder this matter. Often my mind wandered for quite some time before I really began to pray. After having tried this way for over fourteen years, I can most fully, in the fear of God, commend it.
Daily Soul Food Looking back, it often astonishes me that I did not see this point sooner. No conversation with a brother ever inspired me nuller this direction.
It often now astonishes me that I did not sooner see this point. Now, I saw that the most important thing for me to do was to read the Word of God and to meditate on it, nourishmennt 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.
I often spent fifteen to thirty minutes, or even an hour, on my knees, before knowingly receiving comfort, encouragement, and humbling of soul. The difference, then, between my former practice and my present one is this: 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!
Now, I saw nouishment 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 it, my heart might be brought into experiential communion with the Lord.
And that thus, by means of the Word of God, whilst meditating on it, my heart be brought into experimental communion with the Lord. Click here to open the music player and listen to beautiful piano music! 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.
After spending some time in prayer, I go to the next words, turning them into prayer for myself or others, as the Word leads, yet remembering that I am meditating to get food for my own soul.
I scarcely ever suffer now in this way. Not prayer, but the Word of God; and here mu,ler, not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts. The point is this: 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.
No public ministry mulleer brought geofge matter before me. It has pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, the benefit of which I have not lost, for more than fourteen years.
By this, my inner man is usually nourished and strengthened, and by breakfast dirst, with rare exceptions, I am in a peaceful, if not happy, state of heart.
For my heart, first being nourished by the truth, being brought into experiential fellowship with God, I then speak to my Father and to my Friend vile though I am, and unworthy of it about the things that He has brought before me in His precious Word. I am emphasizing this point because of the great spiritual profit and refreshment I have received from it myself.