荒漠甘泉04/09

荒漠甘泉∕4 9

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「這些事都歸到我身上了。」(聖經創世記四十二章 36 節)
「萬事都互相效力,叫愛神的人得益處。」(聖經羅馬書八章 28 節)

 

  很多信徒都在求能力。能力是怎樣產生的呢?

 

  上次我們參觀電機廠,聽見無數的機輪發出軋軋的機聲來,我們就問裡邊的人說:「電力究竟是如何產生的呢?」他說:「輪與輪轉動,就生摩擦,摩擦就生電力。」

 

  當神要給你更多的能力時,祂就給你更多的難處給你起摩擦。可惜很多人不喜歡摩擦,反要逃避摩擦,因此失去了得能力的機會。

 

  向心力和離心力互相對峙的緣故,遂能使行星在軌道上行動。一個推進,一個拉回,才會不使它越出軌道。

 

  神也這樣管理我們的生命,只有前進的力是不夠的 ── 我們還需要一個拉回的力,所以神給我們一些試驗,一些反對我們的重壓;其實這些東西都是幫助我們前進的。

 

  讓我們感謝祂;讓我們歡迎祂給我們的重壓,像歡迎祂給我們的翅膀一樣;讓我們用信心和忍耐來前進。甚麼地方有摩擦,甚麼地方就有能力── 信宣(A. B. Simpson

 
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"All these things are against me."(Gen. 42:36.)

"All things work together for good to them that love God."(Rom. 8:28.)

MANY people are wanting power. now how is power produced?

The other day we passed the great works where the trolley engines are supplied with electricity. We heard the hum and roar of the countless wheels, and we asked our friend,

"How do they make the power?"

"Why," he said, "just by the revolution of those wheels and the friction they produce. The rubbing creates the electric current."

And so, when God wants to bring more power into your life, He brings more pressure. He is generating spiritual force by hard rubbing. Some do not like it and try to run away from the pressure, instead of getting the power and using it to rise above the painful causes.

Opposition is essential to a true equilibrium of forces. The centripetal and centrifugal forces acting in opposition to each other keep our planet in her orbit. The one propelling, and the other repelling, so act and re-act, that instead of sweeping off into space in a pathway of desolation, she pursues her even orbit around her solar centre.

So God guides our lives. It is not enough to have an impelling force─we need just as much a repelling force, and so He holds us back by the testing ordeals of life, by the pressure of temptation and trial, by the things that seem against us, but really are furthering our way and establishing our goings.

Let us thank Him for both, let us take the weights as well as the wings, and thus divinely impelled, let us press on with faith and patience in our high and heavenly calling. --- A. B. Simpson.

 

 

 

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