荒漠甘泉08/03

荒漠甘泉∕8 月 3日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

「要作大丈夫,要剛強。」(林前十六章十三節)

   
不要求安樂的生活,要求作剛強的大丈夫。不要求與你能力相等的工作,要求與你工作相等的能力。這樣,你所行的算不得神蹟,你自己卻是一個神蹟。-白羅克斯(Phillps Brooks)

   
我們必須記得:在一個安樂的生活中,神不能引領我們前進。安樂的生活不能引領我們向上,只會帶領我們向下。天總是在我們上面的,所以我必須時時望著上面。很多人常喜歡逃避那些要付出代價、自制、克己、犧牲的事情,但是我告訴你們:祗有勞苦和困難是走向尊貴的惟一路徑。偉大不是從一條為你開好的現成的青草路上來的,乃是從一條要你親手去鑿的道路來的-選

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"Quit you like men, be strong." (1 Cor. 16:13.)

DO not pray for easy lives! Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle.--- Phillips Brooks.

We must remember that it is not in any easy or self-indulgent life that Christ will lead us to greatness. The easy life leads not upward, but downward. Heaven always is above us, and we must ever be looking up toward it. There are some people who always avoid things that are costly, that require self-denial, or self-restraint and sacrifice, but toil and hardship show us the only way to nobleness. Greatness comes not by having a mossy path made for you through the meadow, but by being sent to hew out a roadway by your own hands. Are you going to reach the mountain splendors? --- Selected.

Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it.
"Tis God's gift.

Be strong!
Say not the days are evil-Who's to blame!
And fold the hands and acquiesce-O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely,
In God's name.

Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song.
─Maltbie D. Babcock.

 

 

 

 

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