荒漠甘泉10/28

荒漠甘泉∕10 月28日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「然而神既有豐富的憐憫,因祂愛我們的大愛,當我們死在過犯中的時候,便叫我們與基督一同活過來....祂又叫我們與基督耶穌一同復活,一同坐在天上。」(以弗所書二章 4/6 節)

 

  「與基督耶穌一同坐在天上」安安靜靜地坐著是我們的權利,是我們的本分。但是有幾個人真有這樣的經歷呢?有幾個人真想這是一件可能的事呢?

 

  我們可能會想:恐怕在主日,或者靈程猛進的時候,偶然能有這樣的經歷;如果每天隨時都坐在天上,是不可能的事吧!但是我告訴你:主日能,週日也能,天天都能!

 

  一位屬靈的信徒有一次告訴我們:「知道怎樣信靠、怎樣安靜,就是得到了一切。」這句話是非常有意思的。我們如果知道這個,我們工作的方法就會大大改變了。我們不會再不停息地掙扎了;我們會安安靜靜坐在主面前,讓聖靈去替我們完成我們所希望的。我們可能看不見,感覺不到,聖靈在替我們工作,但是我們應當相信:祂一直在很出力地替我們作啊!我們只要把我們的靈安靜下來就好了。── 司密斯(Hannah Whitall Smith

 

  我們應當在任何環境中學習享受神的平安。

 
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“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherwith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ…and hath heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:4-6.)

This is our rightful place, to be “seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” and to “sit still” there. But how few there are who make it their actual experience! How few, indeed think even that it is possible for them to “sit still” in these “heavenly places” in everyday life of a world so full of turmoil as this.

We may believe perhaps that to pay a little visit to these heavenly places on Sundays, or now and then in times of spiritual exaltation, may be within the range of possibility; but to be actually “seated” there every day and all day long is altogether another matter; and yet it is very plain that it is for Sundays and week-days as well.

A quiet spirit is of inestimable value in carrying on outward activities; and nothing so hinders the working of the hidden spiritual forces, upon which, after all, our success in everything really depends, as a spirit of unrest and anxiety.

There is immense power in stillness. A great saint once said, “all things come to him who knows how to trust and be silent.” The words are pregnant with meaning. A knowledge of this fact would immensely change our ways of working. Instead of restless struggles, we would “sit down” inwardly before the Lord, and would let the Divine forces of His Spirit work out in silence the ends to which we aspire. You may not see or feel the operations of this silent force, but be assured it is always working mightly, and will work for you, if you only get your spirit still enough to be carried along by the currents of its power.
--- Hannah Whitall Smith.

“There is a point of rest At the great center of the cyclone’s force, A silence at its secret source; A little child might slumber undisturbed, Without the ruffle of one fair curl, In that strange, central calm, amid the mighty whirl.”

It is your business to learn to be peaceful and safe in God in every situation.

 

 

 

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