The Life of George Mueller
A few months ago, I read about the life of George Mueller. He was best known for his orphan ministry–one that cared for over 10,000 in his lifetime. He never asked anyone directly for money. He was a lifelong servant.
As I read through the biography of his life, two things stuck out: He served God and He trusted God.
In fact, the biography actually summed up his life in one sentence:
[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.
Can my life’s mission statement be pruned into a sentence so powerful as that?
When my biography is written, what sentence will sum up my life?
I know that as I reflect on those questions, I want my answer to be saturated with things that matter (my faith in God, my family, the way I treat others) rather than things that are fleeting and temporary.