荒漠甘泉06/06

荒漠甘泉∕6 6

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「你們要....儆醒禱告。」(聖經彼得前書四章 7 節)

 

  朋友,不要冒險和世界接觸,如果你還沒有禱告。當你晚上跪下禱告的時候,瞌睡前來壓在你眼瞼上;一天辛苦的工作成了你的託辭,你就縮短你的禱告,從神面前退去休息了。到了早晨,因為起身遲了,一天的工作已經堆在你面前,你又向神通融一下,匆匆促促把晨間最寶貴的交通草率了事。

 

  你一點都不儆醒禱告!你忽略了儆醒;這樣的忽略能不能補救的呢?不能!

 

  你不儆醒禱告,是一件何等嚴重的事!試探在你面前,你無法對付。仇敵在前引誘,你無法站住。四周的壓迫你無法忍耐。和神的交通你無法維持。和同作肢體的生了隔膜,在不信的人前失了見證。屬靈的能力消失,愛主的心冷淡。做事憑自己的喜好,不憑神的旨意。你會覺得你和上帝離得非常遙遠。不禱告一天,等於墮落一天── 勞勃生(Frederick W. Robertson

 

  信徒們,不要作無謂的冒險,把儆醒禱告這件事忽略了。神的獨生子耶穌基督尚且需要天未亮即起身禱告,把祂心中的事向神傾倒出來,何況我們呢?

 

  無禱告的生命,是無能力的生命。

 
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"Watch unto prayer." (1 Peter 4:7.)

GO not, my friend, into the dangerous world without prayer. You kneel down at night to pray, drowsiness weights down your eyelids; a hard day's work is a kind of excuse, and you shorten your prayer, and resign yourself softly to repose. The morning breaks; and it may be you rise late, and so your early devotions are not done, or are done with irregular haste.

No watching unto prayer! Wakefulness once more omitted; and now is that reparable? We solemnly believe not.

There has been that done which cannot be undone. You have given up your prayer, and you will suffer for it.

Temptation is before you, and you are not ready to meet it. There is a guilty feeling on the soul, and you linger at a distance from God. It is no marvel if that day in which you suffer drowsiness to interfere with prayer be a day in which you shrink from duty.

Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be made up. We may get experience, but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength which were wrapped up in those moments. --- Frederick W. Robertson.

If Jesus, the strong Son of God, felt it necessary to rise before the breaking of the day to pour out His heart to God in prayer, how much more ought you to pray unto Him who is the giver of every good and perfect gift, and who has promised all things necessary for our good.

What Jesus gathered into His life from his prayers we can never know; but this we do know, that the prayerless life is a powerless life. A prayerless life may be a noisy life, and fuss around a great deal; but such a life is far removed from Him who, by day and night, prayed to God. --- Selected.

 

 

 

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