荒漠甘泉09/26

荒漠甘泉∕9 月 26日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 ....我們行事為人,是憑著信心,不是憑著眼見。」(聖經哥林多後書五章 7 節)

 

  神不要我們憑感覺。「己」要我們憑感覺;撒旦要我們憑感覺。但是神要我們憑事實 ── 憑基督已經為我們完成的事實

 

  神從來不用感覺來吸引我們去信靠祂;神也從來不用感覺來鼓勵我們去信靠祂。

 

  那麼,什麼時候神才給我們一些感覺呢?當神看見我們已經能不憑感覺來信靠祂、安息在祂的話語、信實、應允上的時候,祂就給我們一些感覺。

 

  不到那時候,感覺是不會來的;但是神知道該給我們的分量和時間,因為祂知道各人的情形和需要。

 

  我們必須選擇:我們究竟願意憑依我們的感覺呢?還是憑依神的事實?我們的感覺像海沙那般不可靠。神的事實像永久的磐石那般穩固,因為耶穌基督昨日、今日、一直到永遠是一樣的──

 
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“We walk by faith, not by appearance.” (2 Cor. 5:7, R. V.)

By faith, not appearance; God never wants us to look at our feelings.

 Self may want us to; and Satan may want us to. But God wants us to face facts, not feelings; the facts of Christ and of His finished and perfect work for us.

When we face these precious facts, and believe them because God says they are facts, God will take care of our feelings.

God never gives feeling to enable us to trust Him; God never gives feeling to encourage us to trust Him; God never gives feeling to show that we have already and utterly trusted Him.

God gives feeling only when He sees that we trust Him apart from all feeling, resting on His own Word, and on Hid own faithfulness to His promise.

Never until then can the feeling (which is from God) possibly come; and God will give the feeling in such a measure and at such a time as His love sees best for the individual case.

We must choose between facing toward our feelings and facing toward God’s facts. Our feelings may be as uncertain as the sea or the shifting sands. God’s facts are as certain as the Rock of Ages, even Christ Himself, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.

 

 

 

 

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