荒漠甘泉03/02

荒漠甘泉∕3月 2日
原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
 
「明日早晨,你要預備好了,上……山,在山頂上站在我面前。誰也不可和你一同上去。」(聖經出埃及記三十四章 2/3 節)
 
在基督徒的生命中,晨更是非常重要的。每天早晨我們必須先見神的面,然後再見人和世界。
 
我們不能盼望得勝,如果一天的開始是憑我們自己的力量的。在工作之前,必須在讀經中、禱告中或靜默中,先和神有交通。切勿先見別人,甚至自己的家人,直等到我們先見了我們生命中至大至尊的貴客耶穌基督。
 
單獨去見祂;天天按時去見祂;帶著聖經去見祂;把我們一天中要作的事都帶到祂面前去,我們就會得到意想不到的力量和指示。
 
很多為神作大事業的信徒,都是一早就跪在神面前的。
 
亨利馬太(Henry Matthew)每天早晨四點鐘就在他的書房裡讀經禱告了;到八點鐘出來用早飯。早飯後,舉行家庭晨禱;完畢後,又到密室中去和神親近;午飯後,他又回到書房裡去讀屬靈的書籍,或寫作,直到四點鐘;其餘的時間,去探望朋友。──
 

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"Be ready in the morning, and come up...present thyself there to me in the top of the mount. And no man shall come up with thee." (Exod. 34:2, 3.)
 
THE morning watch is essential. You must not face the day until you have faced God, nor look into the face of others until you have looked into His.
You cannot expect to be victorious, if the day begins only in your own strength. Face the work of every day with the influence of a few thoughtful, quiet moments with your heart and God. Do not meet other people, even those of your own home, until you have first met the great Guest and honored Companion of your life─Jesus Christ.
Meet Him alone. Meet Him regularly. Meet Him with His open Book of counsel before you; and face the regular and the irregular duties of each day with the influence of His personality definitely controlling your every act.
Take thy first walk with God! Let Him go forth with thee; By stream, or sea, or mountain path, Seek still His company.
The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early upon their knees.
Matthew Henry used to be in his study at four, and remain there till eight; then, after breakfast and family prayer, he used to be there again till noon; after dinner, he resumed his book or pen till four, and spent the rest of the day in visiting his friends.
 
 
 
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