荒漠甘泉02/26

荒漠甘泉∕2月 26日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「我的恩典夠你用的。」(聖經哥林多後書十二章9節)

 

  有一天晚上,我整天工作之後,騎馬回家。路上我極感疲乏,差不多要馬上倒下來;忽然之間,一節聖經像閃電一般地照在我的心中:「我的恩典是夠你用的。」

 

  到家之後,我就在聖經的原文中查考,發現它的語氣是:「我的恩典是夠你用的。」我就對主說:「主啊,我信,我信你的恩典是夠我用的。」此時裡面的喜樂爆發出來,成為歡笑。

 

  直到那晚,我才知道不信神夠用的恩典是何等可笑,亦復可憐。這猶如海洋中一條口渴的小魚,不敢喝水,深怕把水喝乾了;雖然海洋對牠說:「小魚兒儘量吧,我的水是夠你喝的。」但是牠仍不敢。

 

  這又好比七個豐年之後,倉廩中一隻小鼠,不敢吃食,深怕以後要餓死;雖然約瑟對牠說:「小鼠兒,儘量吃吧,我的糧食夠你吃的。」但是牠仍不敢。

 

  這也很像一個人,在高山上,對自己說:「我每年呼吸這很多空氣,我怕我會把空氣中的氧氣吸盡吧!」雖然大氣對他說:「可憐的人啊,儘量吸吧!我的氧氣是夠你呼吸的。」但是他仍不敢。

 

  哦,弟兄們,讓我們每一個都做信心的偉人!小信心會帶你的靈到天上去,大信心會帶天到你的靈裡來。── 司布真(C. H. Spurgeon

 
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"My grace is sufficient for thee." (2 Cor. 12:9.)

THE other evening I was riding home after a heavy day's work. I felt very wearied, and sore depressed, when swiftly, and suddenly as a lightning flash, that text came to me, "My grace is sufficient for thee."

 I reached home and looked it up in the original, and at last it came to me in this way, "MY grace is sufficient for thee"; and I said, "I should think it is, Lord," and burst out laughing. I never fully understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was until then. It seemed to make unbelief so absurd. It was as though some little fish, being very thirsty, was troubled about drinking the river dry, and Father Thames said, "Drink away, little fish, my stream is sufficient for thee."

Or, it seemed after the seven years of plenty, a mouse feared it might die of famine; and Joseph might say, "Cheer up, little mouse, my granaries are sufficient for thee."

Again, I imagined a man away up yonder, in a lofty mountain, saying to himself, "I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year, I fear I shall exhaust the oxygen in the atmosphere," but the earth might say, "Breathe away, O man, and fill the lungs ever, my atmosrhere is sufficient for thee."

Oh, brethren, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to Heaven, but great faith will bring Heaven to your souls. --- C. H. Spurgeon.

His grace is great enough to meet the great things--- The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul, The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless, The sudden storms beyond our life's control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things--- The little pin-prick troubles that annoy, The insect worries, buzzing and persistent, The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.
--- Annie Johnson Flint.

There is always a large balance to our credit in the bank of Heaven waiting for our exercise of faith in drawing it. Draw heavily upon His resources.

 

 

 

 

 

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