Every once in a while I’ll come across a quote where someone writes words that I wish I’d written. Yesterday was one of those days as I was reading through Answers to Pray from George Mueller’s Narratives. If you own a kindle (or a Kindle app), you can download it for free. According to Wikipedia, George Mueller (1805-1898) was “a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well-known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans.” He was also known as a man of prayer and great faith.
Lately I have been thinking through the connection between the Word of God and the Holy Spirit of God as it relates to doing God’s will. It is easy to over-complicate these two elements in our spiritual transformation, but the following quote from George Mueller really impacted me in a great way. Take a few minutes to meditate on these life-changing words.
”I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. If the Holy Ghost guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.”