My parents picked up a little booklet when they were at the NCFIC conference this past weekend, titled, "Valuable Selections from the Writings of George Muller". I opened it up, just meaning to flip through it and was drawn in.
George Muller, after living a prodigal life and being converted, ran orphanages in England. He cared for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime and the support he sought was from the Lord alone. He did not go out and raise money. He went to the Lord with the many needs they had, and his prayers were answered.
So far the 'writings' I've read have all related to faith. This quote really stood out to me:
"Either we trust in God, and in that case we neither trust in ourselves, nor in our fellow men, nor in circumstances, nor in anything besides; or we DO trust in one or more of these and in that case do NOT trust in God."
I have said often that I have faith in God, that I trust God. But I'm asking God to show me if I really do. I know that is a dangerous thing to ask, but I need to know! What does it look like to trust in God alone, and not ourselves, our fellow men, or our circumstances? Maybe George Muller can help me understand.