荒漠甘泉10/03

荒漠甘泉∕10 月 3日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「地震後有火....火後有微小的聲音。」(聖經列王紀上十九章12節)

 

  有一位姊妹,在明白神旨這件事上,進步得非常之快,有一次,有人問到她容易進步的祕訣。她簡潔地回答道:「注意裡面的禁止。」真的,我們中間許多人不明白神旨的緣故,就是因為不注意裡面聖靈的禁止。

 

  聖靈的聲音是微小的。一個微小的聲音是不容易聽見的,但是卻能叫你覺得 ── 叫你心中覺得一種平穩微小的壓力, 好像早晨的微風吹在你臉上那樣覺得。這種微小的聲音,如果你好好注意它,會一次比一次更清楚,一次比一次更容易聽的。

 

  當我們全心專注在愛人身上的時候,愛人一句很輕細的耳語,我們很快地就領會了;聖靈的聲音就是愛人耳語的聲音。 但是如果我們不能回答他、不理會他、不相信他,愛人也就會不再說什麼的。

 

  神是愛,我們要認識祂和祂的聲音,必須時常留心注意。當你與人談話,正要發言的時候,如果裡面有禁止的話, 就該立即閉口不言。當你正要進行某種事業 ── 正當的事業 ── 的時候,如果你靈裡覺得不平安的話,就該立即改變計劃, 雖然按照人的智慧來看,這可能是一個很大的愚昧。

  在注意裡面的禁止以外,我們還該學習等候上帝披露祂的旨意。在一切事上讓上帝替你計劃、替你執行。不要倚靠你自己的聰明。許多時候上帝的執行和上帝的計劃似乎相反──祂似乎在反對自己;但是你只要聽從、順服信靠,雖然看上去這似乎是頂愚昧的事。至終,祂必使「萬事互相効力,叫愛上帝的人得益處。」(羅八28) 

        所以如果你要認識上帝的聲音,你必須先有一個絕對順服的存心──不顧結果,不顧成敗。就是上帝要你在暗中前進,你也願意順服;因為上帝自己是你裡面榮耀的光輝。這樣,你就會更認識上帝、更親近上帝;甚至在最猛烈的試煉下、可怕的壓力下,你也會感到上帝的同在。──
譯自信心的方法(Way of Faith)

 
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"And after the earthquake a fire; and after the fire a sound of gentle stillness." (1 Kings 19:12, R.V., margin.)

A soul, who made rapid progress in her understanding of the Lord, was once asked the secret of her easy advancement. She replied tersely, "Mind the checks." And the reason that many of us do not know and better understand Him is, we do not five heed to His gentle checks, His delicate restraints and constraints. His is a still, small voice. A still voice can hardly be heard. It must be felt. A steady, gentle pressure upon the heart and mind like the touch of a morning zephyr to your face. A small voice, quietly, almost timidly spoken in your heart, but if heeded frowning noiselessly clearer to your inner ear. His voice is for the ear of love, and love is intent upon hearing even faintest whispers. There comes a time also when love ceases to speak if not responded to, or believed in. He is love, and if you would know Him and His voice, give constant ear to His gentle touches. In conversation, when about to utter some word, five heed to that gentle voice, mind the check and refrain from speech. When about to pursue some course that seems all clear and right and there comes quietly to your spirit a suggestion that has in it the force almost of a conviction, give heed, even if changed plans seem highest folly from standpoint of human wisdom. Learn also to wait on God for the unfolding of His will. Let God form your plans about everything in your mind and heart and then let Him execute them. Do not possess any wisdom of your own. For many times His execution will seem so contradictory to the plan He gave. He will seem to work against Himself. Simply listen, obey and trust God even when it seems highest folly so to do. He will in the end make "all things work together," But so many times in the first appearance of the outworking of His plans.

So if you would know His voice, never consider results or possible effects. Obey even when He asks you to move in the dark. He Himself will be gloriously light in you. And there will spring up rapidly in your heart an acquaintanceship and a fellowship with God which will be overpowering in itself to hold you and Him together, even in severest testings and under most terrible pressures. -- Way of Faith.

 

 

 

 

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