I often read back over blog posts to remind myself of wisdom gleaned and all those moments of living with flair. If ever I feel off-center, like I’ve lost my way, I go back to certain blog posts that reminded me of truth.
This morning, it’s a post from November 2016. As I read it, I realized with joy that the truths written reflect my heart even more than they did two years ago. Enjoy!
When Christian evangelist George Müller spoke to ministers on his 90th birthday, he said this :
“I was converted in November, 1825, but I only came into the full surrender of the heart four years later, in July, 1829. The love of money was gone, the love of place was gone, the love of position was gone, the love of worldly pleasures and engagements was gone. God, God alone became my portion. I found my all in Him; I wanted nothing else. And by the grace of God this has remained, and has made me a happy man, an exceedingly happy man, and it led me to care only about the things of God. I ask affectionately, my beloved brethren, have you fully surrendered the heart to God, or is there this thing or that thing with which you are taken up irrespective of God?. . . The revelation He has made of Himself has become unspeakably blessed to me, and I can say from my heart, God is an infinitely lovely Being. Oh! be not satisfied until in your inmost soul you can say, God is an infinitely lovely Being!”
At 90 years old, a man could say that Jesus made him an exceedingly happy man. At 90 years old, he could insist on the unspeakable blessings of knowing God as an infinitely lovely being.
I know God as holy and powerful and loving and kind. But today I remember his loveliness and how He brings exceeding happiness to a heart fully surrendered to Him.
(read in https://www.ccel.org/ccel/murray/covenants.iii.xxi.html)