by Jennifer A. Miskov, Ph.D.
George Müller (1805-1898) pioneered some of the earliest Faith homes in Bristol, England in 1835 when he was led by compassion to care for the orphans in his day. He never once asked for money but only prayed to God for all his needs according to the truth in Philippians 4:19. He sat amazed as he watched God bring in over 1.5 million pounds (which would rightly be 86 million pounds today) so he could fulfill the call of his life and take in the over 18,000 children who needed care.
In the last couple decades of his life, instead of choosing to retire and cease his ministry, he decided to itinerant preach around the world sharing testimonies of all God had done in his orphanages and releasing great faith and impartation for people to trust God and step into the fullness of their callings regardless lack.
It was such a privilege to be in Bristol and learn more about this man of great faith who inspired one of my heroes, Carrie Judd Montgomery, to model her healing glory homes also trusting in God alone to provide.
Blessing you today as you keep your eyes on Jesus and follow the leading of the Spirit regardless of opposing circumstances putting all your trust in a good Father.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
*See also pages 29-30 in Life on Wings: The Forgotten Life and Theology of Carrie Judd Montgomery to learn more of the development of how this principal of trust in God alone to provide got weaved into the healing home movement.