George: The very necessity led me to expect help for this day; for if none had come, the Lord’s name would have been dishonored.
After the Lord has tried our faith,
He, in the love of his heart,
gives us an abundance,
to show that not in anger,
but for the glory of his name,
and for the trial of our faith,
he has allowed us to be poor.
Archie: The thought comes to mind. What is poor? For George poor is a creation of dreams. God gave him a vision to build orphanages to help thousands of children. He had no money. Because of the creation of this ministry, George had many needs and considered himself poor, while receiving millions of pounds in donations. His being poor was because of the needs created by the obedience to the dream.
This is much like my life. I dream big dreams or they seem big to me anyway. With the big dreams come big needs. Following God’s guidance, the only answer for these needs is found in Him.
This relates to my question in mind of desiring to serve an abundant God, not a God of just enough. I’ve pondered whether George got his faith ideas right? Why wasn’t George serving a God of abundance? He was obviously a man of God and great faith.
I am beginning to understand poor and abundance is relative. When chasing a vision that is big, tremendous blessings and provisions from God can seem just enough. But the same provision with a small need or vision would appear abundant.
When chasing after God, does one ever NOT increase one’s vision / needs to fit the provisions? It is as if God’s abundant provisions create a vacuum God desires your visions and dreams to fill. Test this thought and all thoughts against His Word for truth. I am but a sinful man chasing after God.
TRUTH REVEALED! George was poor as a testimony of the enormity of his vision.