荒漠甘泉02/21

荒漠甘泉∕2 月 21日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「你當默然倚靠耶和華,耐性等候祂。」(聖經詩篇三十七篇 7 節)

 

  你有沒有禱告了又禱告,等候了又等候,而仍舊沒有效果呢?

 

  你看見沒有效果,覺得厭倦嗎?你正想放棄嗎?你可能會想你等候錯了。如果你這樣想,就會叫你離開正路,離開神所能遇見你的地方了。

 

  「忍耐等候。」(聖經羅馬書八章 25 節)

忍耐能挪去愁煩。若是主說祂要來,祂的應允就等於祂的同在。

 

  忍耐能擦去你的傷心。為什麼難過沮喪呢?祂比你自己更加知道你的需要,祂等候的目的,乃是要使你得到更榮耀、更豐富的祝福。

 

忍耐能挪去自己的工作。主所要求的工作乃是「信」(聖經約翰福音六章 29 節)當你相信的時侯,你就會知道一切都已經成就了。

 

  忍耐能挪去一切的慾。你切望得到你所要的慾,可能遠勝過完成神的旨意;

 

忍耐能挪去一切的軟弱;忍耐不是懶惰,也不是虛度光陰。你既知道神在預備更榮耀、更豐富的祝福給你,你自己也必須預備去接受。

 

忍耐能挪去一切的飄搖無定,「扶我站起來」(聖經但以理書八章 18 節)。神的根基是穩固的;我們有祂的忍耐在裡面,我們等候的時侯也穩固了;忍耐有讚美和快樂。讚美的忍耐 ── 「歡歡喜喜的忍耐」(聖經歌羅西書一章 11 節) ── 是最美麗的忍耐。

 

  「但願忍耐完成」(聖經雅各書一章 4 節英文聖經直譯),叫我們在等候中得到神豐富的恩典。 ── C. H. P.

 
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”Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” (Psalm 37:7.)

HAVE you prayed and prayed and waited and waited, and still there is no manifestation?

Are you tired of seeing nothing move? Are you just at the point of giving it all up? Perhaps you have not waited in the right way? This would take you out of the right place-the place where He can meet you.

“With patience wait” (Rom. 8:25). Patience takes away worry. He said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence. Patience takes away your weeping. Why feel sad and despondent? He knows your need better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to bring more glory out of it all. Patience takes away self-works. The work He desires is that you “believe” (John 6:29.), and when you believe, you may then know that all is well. Patience takes away all want. Your desire for the thing you wish is perhaps stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled in its arrival.

Patience takes away all weakening. Instead of having the delaying time, a time of letting go, know that God is getting a larger supply ready and must get you ready too. Patience takes away all wobbling. “Make me stand upon my standing” (Daniel 8:18, margin). God’s foundations are steady; and when His patience is within, we are steady while we wait Patience gives worship. A praiseful patience sometimes “long-suffering with joyfulness” (Col. 1:11) is the best part of it all. “Let (all these phases of) patience have her perfect work” (James 1:4), while you wait, and you will find great enrichment. --- C. H. P.

Hold steady when the fires burn, When inner lessons come to learn, And from this path there seems no turn- “Let patience have her perfect work.”
--- L. S. P.

 

 

 

 

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