荒漠甘泉07/18

荒漠甘泉∕7 月 18日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「耶和華的眼目遍察全地。」聖經歷代志下十六章 9 節)

 

  親愛的讀者,神正在尋找一個人 ── 一個肯全心傾向祂的人,一個肯完全順服他的人。神盼望在這人身上動一件重要的 工程 ── 祂要重用祝福這人。

 

  神正在等待一個人出來 ── 一個肯完全獻身於祂比一切先聖更甚的人;一個願意把一切視為糞土、看基督是一切的人; 一個能體會神心意的人;一個有主的謙卑、主的信心、主的愛、主的能力,願意讓神藉著他工作的人。

 

  一個被神重用的人,只要不偷享神的榮耀,神在他身上的祝福是無限量的。

 

  莫勒在九十歲那年,對一班教師和工人所發表的一篇演說裡面,有一段講到他自己的見證說:

 

  「我是在一八二五年十一月裡得救的,但是一直到四年以後,七月裡才完全順服。那時候,愛錢財的心沒有了,愛都市的 心沒有了,愛地位的心沒有了,愛屬世的娛樂的心也沒有了。神,惟有神,是我所愛的。我在祂裡面找到了一切,所以我不再需要其他的東西了。

 

  「感謝神,靠著祂的恩典,這傾向一直存留到今天,使我終身得成一個快樂的人 ── 一個極其快樂的人;這傾向也叫我只愛慕屬天的事物。」

 

  「現在,我親愛的弟兄們啊,讓我誠誠懇懇地問你們一句話,你們有沒有完全順服神呢?你們所作的是不是還有這件或者那件沒有顧到神的心呢?我以前只讀一點點聖經,我寧願多讀些別的書籍;但是自從那時候起,神的話對於我便成了說不盡的福樂,我能夠從心坎中發出喊聲來說,神真可愛極了。」

 

  「弟兄們啊,你們不要自滿自足,我真希望在你們心的最深處也能夠喊叫說,神真可愛極了!」 ──
        我今天求上帝叫我作一個超凡的基督人
。──惠特費(Whitefield)

 

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"The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him." (2 Chron. 16:9.)

GOD is looking for a man, or woman, whose heart will be always set on Him, and who will trust Him for all He desires to do. God is eager to work more mightily now than He ever has through any soul. The clock of the centuries points to the eleventh hour.

"The world is waiting yet to see what God can do through a consecrated soul." Not the world alone, but God Himself is waiting for one, who will be more fully devoted to Him than any who have ever lived; who will be willing to be nothing that Christ may be all; who will grasp God's own purposes; and taking His humility and His faith, His love and His power, will, without hindering, continue to let God do exploits. --- C. H. P.

"There is no limit to what God can do with a man, providing he will not touch the glory."

In an address given to ministers and workers after his ninetieth birthday, George Mueller spoke thus of himself: "I was converted in November, 1825, but I only came into the full surrender of the four years later, in July, 1829. The love of money was gone, the love of place was gone, the love of position was gone, the love of worldly pleasures and engagements was gone. God, God alone became my portion. I found my all in Him; I wanted nothing else. And by the grace of God this has remained, and has made me a happy man, an exceedingly happy man, and it led me to care only about the things of God. I ask affectionately, my beloved brethren, have you fully surrendered the heart to God, or is there this thing or that thing with which you are taken up irrespective of God? I read a little of the Scriptures before, but preferred other books; but since that time the revelation He has made of Himself has become unspeakably blessed to me, and I can say from my heart, God is an infinitely lovely Being. Oh, be not satisfied until in your own inmost soul you can say, God is an infinitely lovely Being!" --- Selected.

I pray to God this day to make me an extraordinary Christian.─ Whitefield.

 

 

 

 

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