“I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the word of God, and to meditation on it. . . . What is the food of the inner man? Not prayer, but the word of God; and . . . not the simple reading of the word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts.”
George Mueller was not carelessly tossing prayer to the side. Prayer was the very means by which thousands of orphans were cared for under his supervision and leadership. I believe Mueller was saying that the foundation of everything is the Word of God. Prayers should flow from the fountain of His Word. Relationships should flow from the mouth of God. Love should burst forth from the pages of His Word. This story that I just wrote is founded because and on the Word of God; its springs up from the precious Scriptures. May He “fan into flame” our love, joy, and obedience to God’s Holy Word. May it mark each of us so deeply that we would be beautiful carriers of the name of Jesus. That we would know the love that surpasses knowledge and be carried forth by His Guiding Spirit.