荒漠甘泉03/24

荒漠甘泉∕3 月 24日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「雅各說,耶和華,我祖亞伯拉罕的神,我父親以撒的神阿!你曾對我說,回你本地本族去,我要厚待你……求你救我。」(聖經創世記三十二章 9、11 節)

 

  在這個禱告中有好幾點可以作我們的幫助,使我們在憂傷的火窯中知道如何向神傾心吐意。

 

  雅各開場就把神的應允拿出來提醒神:「你……曾說。」他這樣說了兩次9、12 節)啊,原來神的應許就是神給我們的把柄,我們能藉著這個去抓住祂;甚麼時侯我們能對祂說:「你曾說」,祂決不能說不。

 

  祂必須照祂所說的去作,希律王尚且能守信,何況我們的神呢?所以我們禱告的時侯,應當把我們的腳站穩在祂的應允上。這樣,天上的門也只得為你敞開了,那時你可以用武力去取你所求的。

 

  主耶穌要我們有專一的禱告。每一個因痛苦、試煉,而來就祂的人,祂都問他們說:「要我為你作甚麼?」(聖經馬可福音十章 51 節)如果你盼望有清楚的答應,就得有清楚的禱告。沒有目的的禱告,是沒有答應的。所以你的禱告應當專一。在你禱告的支票上寫明指定的數目,天上的銀行看見了耶穌的名字,就要付你指定的現款。── 選

 
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"And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Iscac, the lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: Deliver me, i pray thee."(Gen. 32:9, 11.)

THERE are many healthy symptoms in that prayer. In some respects it may serve as a mould into which our own spirits may pour themselves, when melted in the fiery furnace of sorrow.

He began by quoting God's promise: "Thou saidst." He did so twice (9 and 12). Ah, he has got God in his power then! God puts Himself within our reach in His promises; and when we can say to Him, "Thou saidst," He cannot say nay.

He must do as He has said. If Herod was so particular for his oath's sake, what will not our God be? Be sure in prayer, to get your feet well on a promise; it will give you purchase enough to force open the gates of heaven, and to take it by force─Practical Portions for the prayer-life.

Jesus desires that we shall be definite in our requests, and that we shall ask for some special thing. "What will ye that I shall do unto you?" is the question that He asks of every one who in affliction and trial comes to Him. Make your requests with definite earnestness if you would have definite answers. Aimlessness in prayer accounts for so many seemingly unanswered prayers. Be definite in your petition. Fill out your check for something definite, and it will be cashed at the bank of Heaven when presented in Jesus' Name. Dare to be definite with God. --- Selected.

 

 

 

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