In all my Christian life (now sixty-nine years), never once did God fail to direct me if I carefully read the Word of God and sincerely and patiently sought to know His will by the teaching of the Holy Spirit. On the other hand, if I did not have honesty of heart and uprightness before God, or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of people to what God tells me in the Bible, I made great mistakes.
~ George Mueller, March 1895
George Mueller (1805 – 1898) is well-known in Christian circles for caring for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime through his orphanage in Bristol, England. He relied solely on prayer to God to supply all their needs.
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- This modernized quote from Mueller comes from Simple Trust, Simple Prayers: Life-Changing Lessons from the Journals of George Mueller by Cindy Mallin