荒漠甘泉04/02

荒漠甘泉∕4 月 2日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「他們……觀看,不料,耶和華的榮光在雲中顯現。」(聖經出埃及記十六章 10 節)

 

  黑雲當空時,當養成一個習慣:一直看它銀色的夾裡,不去看它黑色的面子。

 

  事情無論怎樣糟,不可落到失望的地步。人失望簡直等於無望。因為一個失望的人,既不能抵抗仇敵的攻擊,又不能為人發出有效的代禱。

 

  當逃避這樣可怕的仇敵 ── 失望,猶如逃避一條致命的毒蛇一般。不要在它面前慢慢地轉身,除非你願意一敗塗地。

 

  一等到你全心離開不信和失望,聖靈立刻要復活你的信心,將屬天的能力吹入你裡面去。

 

  起先你可能不覺得有什麼動靜,可是你只要決心抵抗每一個偏於疑惑和失望的傾向,你就會看見黑暗的勢力敗退。

 

  哦,巴不得我們的眼睛能看見在黑暗勢力後面的神的權能,我們就不會懼怕仇敵的欺騙了。──

 

  如果我們守望西方,我們永不會看見日出 ── 日本諺語

 
***********************************

"They looked....and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud."(Exod. 16:10.)

GET into the habit of looking for the silver lining of the cloud and when you have found it, continue to look at it, rather than at the leaden gray in the middle.

Do not yield to discouragement no matter how sorely pressed or beset you may be. A discouraged soul is helpless. He can neither resist the wiles of the enemy himself, while in this state, nor can he prevail in prayer for others.

Flee from every symptom of this deadly foe as you would flee from a viper. And be not slow in turning your back on it, unless you want to bite the dust in bitter defeat.

The very instant you whole-heartedly turn away from every symptom of distrust and discouragement, the blessed Holy Spirit will quicken your faith and inbreathe Divine strength into your soul.

At first you may not be conscious of this, still as you resolutely and uncompromisingly "snub" every tendency toward doubt and depression that assails you, you will soon be made aware that the powers of darkness are falling back.

Oh, if our eyes could only behold the solid phalanx of strength, of power, that is ever behind every turning away from the hosts of darkness, God-ward, what scant heed would be given to the effort of the wily foe to distress, depress, discourage us!

We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west.
--- Japanese Proverb.

 

 

 

發表於2008/06/19 01:08 (2164閱讀)


隨機文章