Waiting for God to come through with expectation.
Is He really sovereign to us?
Our faith must be rooted in God’s sovereignty. It is rooted by grace.
Our souls need to be nourished and satisfied in God every day.
The soul needs to be submitted to the Spirit of God and our own spirit that comes from Him.
The only way for this is to live in His Presence and fellowship every day.
When a King acts and decides, whatever the outcome for us, we live with it.
For our King we will do anything. Will we?
“I am not only content simply to be a hammer, an axe, or a saw, in God’s hands; but I shall count it an honor to be taken up and used by Him in any way; and if sinners are converted through my instrumentality, from my inmost soul I will give Him all the glory; the Lord gave me to see fruit; the Lord gave me to see fruit in abundance; sinners were converted by scores; and ever since God has used me in one way or other in His service.”
“That was the chief passion and unifying aim of Mueller’s ministry: live a life and lead a ministry in a way that proves God is real, God is trustworthy, God answers prayer. He built orphanages the way he did to help Christians trust God.”
Mueller believed in Grace rooted faith
“Mueller’s faith that his prayers for money would be answered was rooted in the sovereignty of God. When faced with a crisis in having the means to pay a bill he would say, “How the means are to come, I know not; but I know that God is almighty, that the hearts of all are in His hands, and that, if He pleaseth to influence persons, they will send help.”
And when he is about to lose a piece of property that he wants for the next orphan house, he says, “If the Lord were to take this piece of land from me, it would be only for the purpose of giving me a still better one; for our Heavenly Father never takes any earthly thing from His children except He means to give them something better instead.” This is what I mean by confidence in God’s sovereign goodness. This is the root of Mueller’s faith and ministry.”
This is the grace of faith
If we live a life that expects God to come through for us, He always keeps his promise. If one outcome happens that is unexpected we know He has something greater for us to follow on after. We are not deterred by what life sends us. We just continue to glorify Him.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
“Being satisfied in God is “of supreme and paramount importance” because it glorifies God. It shows that God is gloriously satisfying. ” John Piper
Waiting for God to come through.
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear,
neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee,
what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
I asked the Lord why the quote by Paul was different.
‘Waiting, tarrying for Me is a submission which is a sign of love for Me.’ He told us.
So Paul changes it to love
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Booming praise of men like George Mueller and St Paul