荒漠甘泉02/01

荒漠甘泉∕2月1日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「這事出於我。」(聖經列王紀上十二章 24 節)

 

  我的孩子,今天我有一個信息傳給你;好叫你上面的黑雲消散,前面崎嶇道路變平。這個信息是很短的,只有五個字,但是我要你銘刻心中;又把它當作一個枕頭來安放你疲倦的頭,使你真能高枕無憂。這個信息是什麼呢?就是:「這事出於我」。

 

  你有沒有想到過:凡與你有關的事,也與我有關?因為:「摸你們的,就是摸我眼中的瞳人」(聖經撒迦利亞書二章 8 節);「我看你為寶、為尊」(聖經以賽亞書四十三章 4 節)。所以,我特別喜歡訓練你。

 

  你是不是正在艱難的環境中,四圍的人都不了解你,都不遂你的心意,都看不起你?「這事出於我。」我是管理環境的神。你所處的境遇並非偶然,都有我的美意在其中的。

 

  今天我把這個信息當作一瓶香膏送在你手裡,你可以自由敷用。我的孩子,不順的環境、扎心的毀謗、無故的逼迫等等,臨到你的時候,你就敷上這香膏。如果你能在一切事上看見「這事出於我」,所有的痛苦便會立時消失了。 ── 司諾(Laura A. Barter Snow

 
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“This thing is from me.” (1 Kings 12:24.)

My child, I have a message for you today; let me whisper it in your ear, that it may gild with glory any storm clouds which may arise, and smooth the rough places upon which you may have to tread. It is short, only five words, but let them sink into your inmost soul; use them as a pillow upon which to rest your weary head. This thing is from ME.

Have you ever thought of it, that all that concerns you concerns Me too? For, “he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of mine eye” (Zech. 2:8). You are very precious in My sight. (Isa. 43:4), Therefore, it is My special delight to educate you.

I would have you learn when temptations assail you, and the “enemy comes in like a flood,” that this thing is from Me, that your weakness needs My might, and your safety lies in letting Me fight for you.

Are you in difficult circumstances, surrounded by people who do not understand you, who never consult your taste, who put you in the background? This thing is from Me. I am the God of circumstances. Thou camest not to thy place by accident, it is the very place God meant for thee.

Have you not asked to be made humble? See then, I have placed you in the very school where this lesson is taught; your surroundings and companions are only working out My will.

Are you in money difficulties? Is it hard to make both ends meet? This thing is from Me, for I am your purse-bearer and would have you draw from and depend upon Me. My supplies are limitless (Phil. 4:19). I would have you prove my promises. Let it not be said of you, “In this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God” (Deut. 1”32).

Are you passing through a night of sorrow? This thing is from Me. I am the Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief. I have let earthly comforters fail you, that by turning to Me you may obtain everlasting consolation (2 Thess. 2:16, 17). Have you longed to do some great work for Me and instead have been laid aside on a bed of pain and weakness? This thing is from Me. I could not get your attention in your busy days and I want to teach you some of my deepest lessons. “They also serve who only stand and wait.” Some of My greatest workers are those shut out from active service, that they may learn to wield the weapon of all-prayer.

This day I place in your hand this pot of holy oil. Make use of it free, my child. Let every circumstance that arises, every word that pains you, every interruption that would make you impatient, every revelation of your weakness be anointed with it. The sting will go as you learn to see Me in all things. --- Laura A. Barter Snow.

“’This is from Me,’ the Saviour said, As bending low He kissed my brow, ‘For One who loves you thus has led. Just rest in Me, be patient now, Your Father knows you have need of this, Tho’, why perchance you cannot see.--- Grieve not for things you’ve seemed to miss. The thing I send is best for thee.’ “Then, looking through my tears, I plead, ‘Dear Lord, forgive, I did not know, ‘Twill not be hard since Thou dost tread, Each path before me here below. And for my good this thing must be, His grace sufficient for each test. So still I’ll sing, “Whatever be God’s way for me is always best.”

 

 

 

 

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