荒漠甘泉11/17

荒漠甘泉∕11 月17日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「你們聽這不義之官所說的話。神的選民,晝夜呼喚他,他縱然為他們忍了多時,豈不終究給他們伸冤麼?我告訴你們,要快快的給他們伸冤了」。(路加福音十八章 6/8 節)

 

  神的時間是不能聽你指揮的。如果第一擊不能叫燧石發出火來,你就當再擊一次。神聽了我們的禱告,不一定按照我們所指定的時候答應我們的;我們尋找祂,祂必向我們顯現,不過不一定照我們所希望、所規定的時間和地點的

 

  在燧石時代,我們要想取得一火,必須一擊再擊,擊數十次,才能得到;只要能得到的話,就已經滿心感激了。

 

  對於屬天的事情,我們為什麼不能這樣堅忍呢?屬天的事情比擊石取火更有成就的把握,因為我們後面站著神的應允。

 

  信徒啊,不要絕望!神賜憐憫的時候快到了。你當用不移的信心呼求;不要因為王的耽擱停止呼籲。再擊一次燧石吧!這一次你就會得到了。── 司布真(C. H. Spurgeon

 

  我不相信在神國的歷史中有這樣的事情:用正當的靈所獻上的正當的禱告永遠不得著答應。── 克勒(Theodore L. Cuyler

 

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“Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.” (Luke 18:6, 7.)

God’s seasons are not at your beck. If the first stroke of the flint doth not bring forth the fire, you must strike again. God will hear prayer, but He may not answer it at the time which we in our minds have appointed; He will reveal Himself to our seeking hearts, but not just when and where we have settled in our own expectations. Hence the need of perseverance and importunity in supplication.

In the days of flint and steel and brimstone matches we had to strike and strike again, dozens of times, before we could get a spark to live in the tinder; and we were thankful enough if we succeeded at last.

Shall we not be as persevering and hopeful as to heavenly things? We have more certainty of success in this business than we had with our flint and steel, for we have God’s promises at our back.

Never let us despair. God’s time for mercy will come; yea, it has come, if our time for believing has arrived. Ask in faith, nothing wavering; but never cease from petitioning because the King delays to reply. Strike the steel again. Make the sparks fly and have your tinder ready; you will get a light before long. --- C. H. Spurgeon.

I do not believe that there is such a thing in the history of God’s kingdom as a right prayer offered in a right spirit that is forever left unanswered. --- Theodore L. Cuyler.

 

 

 

 

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