荒漠甘泉10/13

荒漠甘泉∕10 月 13日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「應當一無罣慮。只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求、和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念」。 (聖經腓立比書四章 6/7 節)

 

  一個信徒不該有絲毫掛慮。無論我們的試煉多大,痛苦多深,困難多雜,總不能叫我們有掛慮的理由,因為我們有一位父在天上,祂是全能的,祂愛我們,正如愛祂的獨生子一般,他樂意隨時隨地救濟我們、幫助我們。

 

  所以讓我們聽祂對我們所說的話:「應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求、和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。」

 

  「凡事」,不只是房屋著火,不只是所愛的病危,「凡事」包括日常生活中一切大大小小的事情;我們應當將「凡事」帶到神面前去!當我們夜半醒來,輾轉不能成眠的時候,就該自然地傾向神去,與祂談話,將我們種種瑣碎的事情帶到祂面前去將一切家庭方面、職業方面的困難全告訴祂

 

  「藉著禱告祈求」,站在乞丐的地位上,用誠懇和堅忍來等候祂。
        「和感謝」,我們應當隨時存感謝的心。如果我們以為沒有甚麼可叫我們感謝的話,至少有一件事是值得我們感謝的──祂救我們脫離死亡,祂給我們祂的道──祂的兒子──和聖靈。哦,這就夠我們大聲感謝讚美了。 

        「上帝所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡,保守你們的心懷意念。」這是一個何等大、何等真、何等寶貴的祝福!但是這個祝福必須親身經歷纔會知道,因為這是出人意外的。哦,讓我們把這些話放在心上。如果我們能一直照著行的話,結果定會叫上帝得到更大的榮耀。──莫勒(George Mueller)

        我們應當時時查看自己有沒有什麼叫我的心得不到安息?如果有的話,就當立刻到神面前去,直到恢復了內心的鎮靜。
── 賽爾斯(Francis De Sales

 
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"In nothing be anxious." (Phil. 4:6.)

No anxiety out to be found in a believer. Great, many and varied may be our trials, our afflictions, our difficulties, and yet there should be no anxiety under any circumstances, because we have a Father in Heaven who is almighty, who loves His children as He loves His only-begotten Son, and whose very joy and delight it is to succor and help them at all times and under all circumstances. We should attend to the Word, "In nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

"In everything," that is not merely when the house is on fire, not merely when the beloved wife and children are on the brink of the grave, but in the smallest matters of life, bring everything before God, the little things, the very little things, what the world calls trifling things -- everything-- living in holy communion with our Heavenly Father, and with our precious Lord Jesus all day long. And when we awake at night, by a kind of spiritual instinct again turning to Him, and speaking to Him, bringing our various little matters before Him in the sleepless night, the difficulties in connection with the family, our trade, our profession. Whatever tries us in any way, speak to the Lord about it.

"By prayer and supplication," taking the place of beggars, with earnestness, with perseverance, going on and waiting, waiting, waiting on God.

"With thanksgiving." We should at all times lay a good foundation with thanksgiving. If everything else were wanting, this is always present, that He has saved us from hell. Then, that He has given us His Holy Word --His Son, His choicest gift -- and the Holy Spirit. Therefore we have abundant reason for thanksgiving. O let us aim at this!

"And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." And this is so great a blessing, so real a blessing, so precious a blessing, that it must be known experimentally to be entered into, for it passeth understanding.  O let us lay these things to heart, and the result will be, if we habitually walk in this spirit, we shall far more abundantly glorify God, than as yet we have done. -- George Mueller, in Life of Trust.

Twice or thrice a day, look to see if your heart is not disquieted about something; and if you find that it is, take care forthwith to restore it to calm. -- Francis De Sales.

 

 

 

 

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