This year God has really given me a desire to live for Him...really not partially but fully. Our pastor has encouraged us to read the biography of George Muller and since it is checked out of our library I hit the internet looking. I came across a great article written on the life of George Muller by none other than John Piper...you can always trust Piper to have something great!
Some huge things jumped out at me that I want to share:
the chief passion and unifying aim of Mueler's ministry was to live a life and lead a ministry in a way that proves God is real, God is trustworthy, God answers prayer.
- He had come to know and love the absolute sovereignty of God
- According to my judgement the most important point to be attended to is this: things see above all to it that your souls are happy in the Lord. Other things may press upon you, the Lord's work may even have urgent claims upon your attention, but I deliberately repeat, it is of supreme and paramount importance that above all things you should seek to have your souls truly happy in God Himself! Day by day seek to make this the most important business of your life.
- Knowing God is the key to being happy in God.The more we know of God, the happier we are. . . . When we became a little acquainted with God . . . our true happiness . . . commenced; and the more we become acquainted with him, the more truly happy we become. What will make us so exceedingly happy in heaven? It will be the fuller knowledge of God.
That is my prayer for me and you and what God has been teaching me this year...Day by day seek to make this the most important business of your life that you are truly happy in God himself
Read the whole article herehttp://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Biographies/1531_George_Muellers_Strategy_for_Showing_God/