About the same time also my wife and I had grace given to us to take the Lord’s commandment, “Sell that ye have, and give alms,” Luke xii. 33, literally, and to carry it out. Our staff and support in this matter were Matthew vi. 19-34, John xiv. 13, 14. We leaned on the arm of the Lord Jesus. It is now fifty-one years, since we set out in this way, and we do not in the least regret the step we then took. Our God also has, in His tender mercy, given us grace to abide in the same mind concerning the above points, both as it regards principle and practice; and this has been the means of letting us see the tender love and care of our God over His children, even in the most minute things, in a way in which we never experimentally knew them before; and it has, in particular, made the Lord known to us more full y than we knew Him before, as a prayer hearing God. As I have written down how the Lord has been pleased to deal with us since, I shall be able to relate some facts concerning this matter, as far as they may tend to edification.
Quotation from Page 53, 2nd paragraph; A Narrative Of Some Of The Lord’s Dealing With George Müller By George Müller, Part 1; First Edition Manuscript
In the verse quoted above, found in Luke 12:33, Jesus tells his ‘people’ to not worry: “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.” God will provide our needs, and our treasure on earth is fading, but in heaven will last forever. What needs we have, God will provide. Then he says, “where your heart is, your treasure will surely be.”
George Muller had decided to give money, which the Lord had blessed him with, to street children, even forsaking his own comforts at times. But he doesn’t regret this decision, saying, “and we do not in the least regret the step we then took.”
Following this passage, he gives several examples from his journal of times that God provided for them.
Question: When you notice needs around you, do you think:
a) I can’t afford to help
b) I really can’t afford… but I will help and trust in God to provide
c) I have no desire to help, though I can afford to.