This is a reenactment of George Müller. He introduces himself by saying, “I am most happy to be here with you this morning, even though our orphanage is in England. I was born in the year 1805. There are perhaps only one or two of you who were born that year. I’d like to see if Dr. Ross is here this morning. Danka, there you are.
In my lifetime, I have had over 50,000 answers to prayer. And you are saying to yourself, ‘that is a very large number, how do you know such a number as this?’ Because I write them down.
See, we are like the children of Israel. We forget what God has done for us. We forget that God has brought us through the wilderness. We forget that God has met our needs. We forget that God has answered the prayers in our lives. And we worry today, because we forget what God has done in the past.
You have been studying the book of Hebrews. Hebrews 11:6 tells us without faith, it is impossible to please Him. For He that comes to God must believe that He is… that He is… that He is Yaweh Shammah, the God who is there. Yaweh Jireh, the Lord who provides, Yaweh Rophi, the God who heals. That He is… That He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Perhaps you are saying to yourselves that God has answered your prayers because you are so old. Sometimes I think we believe that God answers the prayers of older people, not younger people. Or perhaps you are saying to yourself that God answers your prayers because you are a pastor, or because you are a good man.
No. God does not answer prayer because we are good. How good would you have to be? No, God answers prayer because He is good.
For some things, I have prayed for a moment, and God has answered for some things I have prayed for an hour, for some things a day, a week, a month, a year, 5 years, 10 years, 40 years. For one things I have prayed faithfully for every day for 40 years, for God to answer, and I knew that one day God shall answer this prayer.
I’m going to share some things with you about my life, and I do not share these things with you to lift up the sin. I certainly do not share these things to lift up George Müller. I share them to lift up the grace of God…”