荒漠甘泉07/31

荒漠甘泉∕7 月 31日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「祂....用手中的巧妙,引導他們。」(聖經詩篇七十八篇 72 節)

 

  當你前面的道路不明顯的時候,你就應當將你的判斷力完全讓位給聖靈,求祂為你封鎖每一扇別的門戶 ── 只剩下那扇合宜的

 

同時,你應當繼續站在你原來的地位上不動,如果你沒有得到清楚的指示,就當把你所在的路徑算為神的旨意....當你在長廊上行走的時候, 你就要看見神行在你的前面,封鎖了很多你願意進去的門戶;但是你必須記得:在這些門戶以外,還有一扇,是祂為你的緣故留著不鎖的。打開來,走進去,在那裡你要面對面看見一道充滿機會的河流 ── 比你在最歡樂的夢中所想像的更闊、更深,並且是直通大海的。


  
神常藉環境引導我們。有時候,前面的道路似乎完全塞住了;但是隔不多久,一件平凡的事情發生了。這件事情,對於別人,可能算不了一回事;但是對於信心敏銳的眼睛,卻能示意不少。有時候,這樣的事情,竟會反覆遇到好幾次。這並不是偶然的事,乃是神在為我們敞開 一條當走的路徑來。我們越往前走,所得到的指導也越多;正如坐在一部飛快的夜快車上:火車越近城市,我們所看見的燈光也越多 ── 梅爾(F. B. Meyer


  如果你到上帝那裡去求祂引導,祂必引導你;但是祂絕不會因為要安慰你對祂的不信或半信,便將那張圖表──祂在你身上的旨意──拿出來給你看的。祂只指導你一條路,如果你高高興興,相相信信地往前行去,祂就要再指導你前面的路徑
。──蒲秀納爾(Horace Bushnell) 

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"He guided them by the skillfulness of his hands."(Psa. 78:72.)

WHEN you are doubtful as to your course, submit your judgment absolutely to the Spirit of God, and ask Him to shut against you every door but the right one...Meanwhile keep on as you are, and consider the absence of indication to be the indication of God's will that you are on His track...As you go down the long corridor, you will find that He has preceded you, and locked many doors which you would fain have entered; but be sure that beyond these there is one which He has left unlocked. Open it and enter, and you will find yourself face to face with a bend of the river of opportunity, broader and deeper than anything you had dared to imagine in your sunniest dreams. Launch forth upon it; it conducts to the open sea.

God guides us, often by circumstances. At one moment the way may seem utterly blocked; and then shortly afterward some trivial incident occurs, which might not seem much to others, but which to the keen eye of faith speaks volumes. Sometimes these things are repeated in various ways, in answer to prayer. They are not haphazard results of chance, but the opening up of circumstances in the direction in which we would walk. And they begin to multiply as we advance toward our goal, just as the lights do as we near a populous town, when darting through the land by night express. --- F. B. Meyer.

If you go to Him to be guided, He will guide you; but He will not comfort your distrust or half-trust of Him by showing you the chart of all His purposed concerning you. He will show you only into a way where, if you go cheerfully and trustfully forward, He will show you on still farther. --- Horace Bushnell.

As moves my fragile bark across the storm-swept sea.
Great waves beat o'er her side, as north wind blows;
Deep in the darkness hid lie threat'ning rocks and shoals;
But all of these, and more, my Pilot knows.

Sometimes when dark the night, and every light gone out,
I wonder to what port my frail ship goes;
Still though the night be long, and restless all my hours,
My distant good, I'm sure, my Pilot knows.
─Thomas Curtis Clark.

 

 

 

 

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