calling wishful water walkers

I’ve long been fascinated by the life of George Mueller. You know, the prayer warrior who never asked a soul for a dime but prayed to God to meet even daily needs like food. And God did.

If you know anything of his story, you’ve probably been tempted to stand in awe of Mueller like I have. To envy the way he saw God work. To think he must’ve discovered a secret path to God’s ear. To wonder if he was endowed with a grand faith, larger than the type most of us carry.  He was so greatly used of God, after all, through mission work, Bible teaching, tract publishing, and of course, the multiple orphan houses he founded.

 But, in his writings Mueller emphasized over and over that he didn’t want to be considered “extraordinary.”

Think not, dear reader, that I have the gift of faith . . . the faith that I am enabled to exercise is altogether God’s own gift . . . the self-same faith which is found in every believer.

Even in me? Inside my watery heart that wobbles at the first signs of waiting?

I don’t know about you, but I kinda get excited when I consider that. It’s not about me or you or the size of our faith. It’s about the size of our God. And we boast the very same God of all grace that Mueller did.

I’m confronted by this year’s challenge again – faith, trust, BELIEVE.

boat at sundown

. . . either we trust in God, and in that case we neither trust in ourselves, nor in our fellowmen, not in circumstances, nor in anything besides; or we DO trust in one or more of these, and in that case do NOT trust God.

Maybe that’s the key – trusting God no matter what.

No matter how my surroundings look. No matter whether it seems things will never change. No matter if I see the “happily ever after” yet. No matter what the boat sitters say as I stumble over the side and try to stand.

I’m either trusting God . . . or I’m not.

My heart whispers, “Let’s try. Let’s try the trust path today and just see what we see. It might even be something grand.”

Care to venture out of the boat with me to see what we see?

Janna, Grace Embracer

P.S. Would you call yourself a wishful water walker?

P.P.S. Here’s the Mueller book where today’s excerpts are from.

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