荒漠甘泉11/03

荒漠甘泉∕11 月3日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「在一切淨光的高處必有他們的牧場」(以賽亞書四十九章 9 節英文聖經直譯)

 

  能力的最高處是用血買來的。只要你有血可付,你儘可得到頂巔的能力。英雄的故事都是流血的故事。人生最有價值的東西,都不是偶然被風吹來的。

 

  我們的環境越難,我們認識神的能力越大;所以,當艱難圍困我們的時候,讓我們一方面感謝神,一方面緊緊偎依祂 ──

 
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“On all bare heights shall be their pasture.” (Isa. 49:9, R.V.)

Toys and trinkets are easily won, but the greatest things are greatly bought. The top-most place of power is always bought with blood. You may have the pinnacles if you have enough blood to pay. That is the conquest condition of the holy heights everywhere. The story of real heroisms is the story of sacrificial blood. The chiefest values in life and character are not blown across our way by vagrant winds. Great souls have great sorrows.

“Great truths are dearly bought, the common truths, Such as men give and take from day to day, Come in the common walk of easy life, Blown by the careless wind across our way.

“Great truths are greatly won, not found by chance, Nor wafted on the breath of summer dream; But grasped in the great struggle of the soul, Hard buffeting with adverse wind and stream.

“But in the day of conflict, fear and grief, When the strong hand of God, put forth in might, Plows up the subsoil of the stagnant heart, And bring the imprisoned truth seed to the light.

“Wrung from the troubled spirit, in hard hours Of weakness, solitude, perchance of pain, Truth springs like harvest from the well-plowed field, And the soul feels it has not wept in vain.”

The capacity for knowing God enlarges as we are brought by Him into circumstances which oblige us to exercise faith; so, when difficulties beset our path let us thank God that He is taking trouble with us, and lean hard upon Him.

 

 

 

 

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