53-信心的物件

 

The Object Of Our Faith
 
Nothing will be impossible for you.
(Matthew 17:20)
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Suppose someone asks you to take a ride in his single-engine plane. You politely decline. Why? Well, you’ve heard that the plane has a history of mechanical problems and you don’t have confidence in its safety. The pilot assures you that he fearlessly entrusts his life to it whenever he flies. You still decline. A few weeks later the plane crashes, and he is killed. An investigation shows that the engine was faulty. The pilot had strong faith—but it was faith in a faulty object.
 
Many of us who are sincere Christians worry that our faith seems too small. But we need to distinguish between the size of our faith and the object of our faith.
 
Jesus taught that if we have faith no bigger than a tiny seed (Matthew 17:20), God will respond to our prayers according to His will, wisdom, and grace (1 John 5:14~15). He hears the faintest cry of our hearts, the feeblest whisper of our lips, and in love He listens and responds to our faith (Matthew 14:26~31).
 
No matter how small and insufficient we think our faith is, let’s keep on praying. Remember, it is the object of our faith—our Almighty God—not the size of our faith that is all-important.
 
Meditate: It matters not how large or small Your faith may seem to be; What really counts is whom you trust In life’s uncertainty.
Aphorism:Faith must focus on God, not on itself.
 
信心的物件
 
「你們沒有一件不能做的事了。」
(馬太福音17章20節)
 
假設有人邀你搭乘他的單引擎飛機,你卻婉言謝絕了。為什麼呢?因為你聽說這架飛機曾有機械方面的問題,而你不確定它是不是安全。機長以性命跟你保證,每次飛行時,他都把生命交給這架飛機,而你仍然拒絕了。幾個星期後,這架飛機失事了,機長也喪生。失事調查發現肇事原因是引擎出了問題,機長雖充滿信心,但他的信心放置錯了物件。
 
有很多敬虔的基督徒常擔憂是不是自己信心不足,但我們需辨明信心的程度與信心的物件之間的差異
 
耶穌說我們若有芥菜種一般大小的信心(馬太福音17章20節)上帝會按他的旨意、智慧及恩典來成就我們的禱告(約翰一書5章14~15節)。他傾聽我們心中最微小的渴望,最無力的呼求,而他以愛傾聽及回應我們的信心(馬太福音14章26~31節)
 
不論我們自認為信心多麼小、多麼微不足道,我們仍要不斷禱告。
記得上帝是我們信心的物件,我們信心的大小並非最重要的事。
 
默想:你的信仰看上去如何,實在真的是無關緊要;關鍵的是在逆境之中,你的信心能毫不動搖。
格言:信心出於上帝,而不是來自信仰。
 
轉載:住在鄰近遠方的信仰前輩

 

發表於2008/06/16 11:22 (2696閱讀)


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