荒漠甘泉04/04

荒漠甘泉∕4 月 4日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「以利沙禱告說,耶和華啊,求你開這少年人的眼目,使他能看見。」(聖經列王記下六章 17 節)

 

  這一個禱告,也是我們需要為己為人求神的,「耶和華啊,開我們的眼目,使我們能看見」;因為在我們四圍,和當日神人一樣,都是火車火馬,等待帶領我們進入榮耀的勝利。當我們的眼目開啟了以後,我們就能看見生活中所有的事情 ── 無論大小、無論順逆,都是我們進入勝利的「火車」。

 

  山一般大的難處,也可以作我們的「火車」,只要我們看它是我們的「火車」;反而言之,芥菜種那樣的小事也可以作我們的「極軋鬧車」。(印度教中費熙奴偶像所乘之車謂之「極軋鬧車」。當車出行時,教徒躺身於地,任輪輥過傷命。)

 

  這是我們各人自己定規的。這並不在事情的大小,乃在我們如何去看它。如果我們躺下來,任其輥過,極小的難處也是我們的「極軋鬧車」;如果我們爬上去,乘在上面,天大的難事也是神的「火車」,帶領我們進入勝利的

 

  上帝不能重用一個失望的人,因為仇敵的詭計,就是盡力將上帝的子民推入絕望的境地去。常有人說:「垂頭喪氣的軍隊出去打仗,結果是穩敗的。」這句話,一點不錯。今天我們需要知道仇敵怎樣在我們裡面施行攻擊,我們應當怎樣去抵擋牠。如果仇敵能把我們逐出陣地,牠就能「折磨」但七25)我們,叫我們全然失敗,失去勝利的呼聲。所以我們應當怎樣小心,站牢我們的陣地啊!──選。

 
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"Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see." (2 Kings 6:17.)

THIS is the prayer we need to pray for ourselves and for one another, "Lord, open our eyes that we may see"; for the world all around us, as well as around the prophet, is full of God's horses and chariots, waiting to carry us to places of glorious victory. And when our eyes are thus opened, we shall see in all events of life, whether great or small, whether joyful or sad, a "chariot" for our souls.

Everything that comes to us becomes a chariot the moment we treat it as such; and, on the other hand, even the smallest trial may be a Juggernaut car to crush us into misery or despair if we consider it.

It lies with each of us to choose which they shall be. It all depends, not upon what these events are, but upon how we take them. If we lie down under them, and let them roll over us and crush us, they become Juggernaut cars, but if we climb up into them, as into a car of victory, and make them carry us triumphantly onward and upward, they become the chariots of God. --- Hannah Whitall Smith.

The Lord cannot do much with a crushed soul, hence the adversary's attempt to push the Lord's people into despair and hopelessness over the condition of themselves, or of the church. It has often been said that a dispirited army goes forth to battle with the certainty of being beaten.

 

 

 

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