荒漠甘泉06/27

荒漠甘泉∕6 月 27日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「以色列的能力,是神所賜的。」(聖經詩篇六十八篇 28 節)

 

  神給我們的力量原是豐豐富富的,總叫我們無論在工作上、生活上,都有夠用的能力和決心去應付。聖經以弗所三章十六節說「藉著祂的靈,叫你們心裡的力量剛強起來。」所以我們看見:我們的力量後面,乃是聖靈;我們的力量是從來不會止息的,因為我們後面的貯藏是取不竭、用不盡的。

 

  「你的日子如何,你的力量也必如何。」(聖經申命記三十三章 25 節)

  「耶和華是我的力量」── 前進的力量。祂給我力量踐踏死亡的平地,行走永不轉彎的長巷,忍受長期苦悶的單調生活。

  「耶和華是我的力量」── 向上的力量。祂是我攀登的力量。有了祂,我攀登的時候,一點懼怕也沒有。

  「耶和華是我的力量」── 往下的力量。當我們離開流風習習的山頂,開始下到沉悶酷熱的地區去的時候,我們的心最容易沮喪。所以當我們往下走的時候,我們更需要神的力量。

  「耶和華是我的力量」── 靜止的力量。不要想靜止是一件容易的事!當我們不得不安靜的時候,常會對人說:「讓我做點事,多好呢!」這種時候,我們就需要神給我們靜止的力量。

  當一個孩子病得非常沉重的時候,作母親的無能為力站在旁邊。這是多麼難堪的一回事!一點也不能作甚麽;只能靜靜地守著、望著、等著、待著;這種時候,我們就需要上帝給我們靜止的力量。感謝主!「我們所能承擔的,乃是出於上帝。」
(林後三5)──譯自銀襯(The Silver Lining)

 
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"The Lord hath sent strength for thee."(Psa. 68:28, P. B. V.)

THE Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision. We are "strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man." And the strength is continuous; reserves of power come to us which we cannot exhaust.

"As thy days, so shall thy strength be"─strength of will, strength of affection, strength of judgment, strength of ideals and achievement.

"The Lord is my strength" to go on. He gives us power to tread the dead level, to walk the long lane that seems never to have a turning, to go through those long reaches of life which afford no pleasant surprise, and which depress the spirits in the sameness of a terrible drudgery.

"The Lord is my strength" to go up. He is to me the power by which I can climb the Hill Difficulty and not be afraid.

"The Lord is my strength" to go down. It is when we leave the bracing heights, where the wind and the sun have been about us, and when we begin to come down the hill into closer and more sultry spheres, that the heart is apt to grow faint.

I heard a man say the other day concerning his growing physical frailty, "It is the coming down that tires me!"

"The Lord is my strength" to sit still. And how difficult is the attainment! Do we not often say to one another, in seasons when we are compelled to be quiet, "If only I could do something!"

When the child is ill, and the mother stands by in comparative impotence, how severs is the test! But to do nothing, just to sit still and wait, requires tremendous strength. "The Lord is my strength!" "Our sufficiency is of God." --- The Silver Lining.

 

 

 

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