"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give,
and only suffers want."
I'd like to introduce you to two of my dear friends. Well, I've never actually met one of them, but I look forward to meeting him in heaven. His name is George Mueller, and he took this verse and many other similar verses to heart. He gave liberally and never told anyone his needs; He trusted God to lay it on the hearts of people to give, believing that what God ordained He would provide.
To read a short synopsis of my friend George Mueller's life, go here:
To read a wonderful biography that just may change your life, read
George Mueller of Bristol
Arthur T. Pierson
The other friend I would like you to meet is my friend Jim Elliff. Jim is a man who has embraced the lifestyle of George Mueller. He is one of the most giving men I have ever met. Don't tell him that you like something that he has; he will likely give it to you! He and his family have never been wealthy by the world's standards, but many years ago they were able to pay off their mortgage and have managed to stay debt free in a plastic society. His ministry has never lacked for support, though he has never told anyone his needs except his heavenly Father.
You can visit his ministry site here:
I hope that you will take the time to look at these two men and the wonderful example that they have set for the rest of us. There are men today who are willing to step out in faith, believing God's Word to be true and faithful. I am thankful for George Mueller's example in history and for Jim Elliff's continuing example of liberal giving and faithfulness in trusting God to provide all his needs.
Desiring God's best,