Thursday, January 15, 2009

Unplugging the microwave

I read a great testimony this morning about the great prayer warrior, George Mueller: I found it blogworthy:

He was devoted to rescuing orphans from the tragic street life that enslaved so many children in England during the time of Charles Dickens and the fictional Oliver Twist. Mueller cared for, fed, and educated thousands of such children. The cost was enormous, yet, amazingly, he never asked anyone for money. Instead, he prayed. He often received immediate, and dramatic answers to his requests. For example, one night at bedtime, when the pantry was empty, he prayed that God would provide breakfast for two thousand orphans. The Lord answered and the children ate in abundance at the usual hour the next morning. Miraculously, Mueller’s children never missed a meal!. While some answers were instantaneous, this remarkable man also practiced persistence in prayer. Sometime he waited for weeks, months or years for answers. He waited over fifty years for the salvation of one man. Often his faith was severely tested. But when he k new a request was God’s will, he would continue to pray daily, or several times a day, until the answer came. He did not interpret delays as denials.

Reading that this morning reminded me that in our instantaneous world, I must not give up trusting God and I must not rush the answer that will be on time. Perhaps I should unplug the microwave for a day and bring our the marinade dish.

1 comment:

Joyful Days said...

Great analogy!! I'm not really fond of the microwave--but we sure live in a society that is geared towards that.