荒漠甘泉07/22

荒漠甘泉∕7 月 22日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「耶和華必然等候,要施恩給你們....凡等候祂的,都是有福的。」(聖經以賽亞書三十章 18 節)

  我們不該單想到我們在等候神,也應該想到更奇異的 ── 神在等候我們

  我們若看見祂在等候我們,這會給我們新的鼓舞、新的激勵,來等候祂;這也會給我們極大的平安 ── 知道我們的等候不是徒然的 

  可能你要問:「既然祂在等候施恩,為什麼我來等候祂的時候,祂仍不給我所尋找的幫助,而繼續等候著呢?」 

  親愛的讀者,神是一位聰明的農夫,祂「忍耐等候地裡寶貴的出產」(聖經雅各書五章 7 節)。如果出產尚未成熟,祂就不能收割。祂知道什麼時候我們的靈可以接受祝福來榮耀祂。在祂愛的陽光下等候,會叫我們漸漸成熟,在試煉的黑雲下等候也是如此。神在差遣祂兒子到世上來以前,自己曾等候了四千年,為的是要等候最適當的時期。

  親愛的讀者,祂替祂選民復仇的日子快到了,祂就要起來幫助我們了,祂決不會遲延太久,叫我們多等一刻的── 慕安得烈( Andrew Murray)

 

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"And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you...blessed are all they that wait for him." (Isa. 30:18.)

WE must not only think of our waiting upon God, but also of what is more wonderful still, of God's waiting upon us. The vision of Him waiting on us, will give new impulse and inspiration to our waiting upon Him. It will give us unspeakable confidence the our waiting cannot be in vain. Let us seek even now, at this moment, in the spirit of waiting on God, to find out something of what it means. He has inconceivably glorious purposes concerning every one of His children. And you ask, "How is it, if He waits to be gracious, that even after I come and wait upon Him, He does not give the help I seek, but waits on longer and longer?"

God is a wise husbandman, "who waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it." He cannot gather the fruit till it is ripe. He knows when we are spiritually ready to receive the blessing to our profit and His glory. Waiting in the sunshine of His love in what will ripen the soul for His blessing. Waiting under the cloud of trial, that breaks in showers of blessings, is as needful. Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, till the fullness of time, ere He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands; He will avenge His elect speedily; He will make haste for our help, and not delay one hour too long. --- Andrew Murray.  

 

 

 

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