When we think of great men of prayer a name that nearly always comes to mind is George Mueller. Mueller had an unusual ability to pray in faith for God’s provision. As a result, God used George Mueller to start a great orphanage through which thousands of children were cared for both physically and spiritually.
You might think it obvious that the first thing George Mueller did each morning was pray. But it wasn’t, at least not later in his life. George Mueller wrote that for much of his life the first thing he did after dressing each morning was pray. But he later discovered that his prayer was clearer and more effective if he first spent time, “getting his soul happy in the Lord.”
That’s a tremendous insight from a mighty man of God. If one of history’s greatest prayer warriors didn’t feel right praying until his soul was happy in the Lord, perhaps you and I should consider that a good pattern for starting our day and for redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.