荒漠甘泉06/20

荒漠甘泉∕6 月 20日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「你或向左,或向右,你必聽見後邊有聲音說,這是正路,要行在其間。」(聖經以賽亞書三十章 21 節)

 

  當我們猶豫不決的時候,或者遭遇了什麼困難的時候,有很多聲音會來催我們這樣做,那樣做;智慧會發表意見,信心也會發表意見。遇到這樣的時候,我們就當安靜下來,排除所有的意見,靜靜地等候在神的面前;恭恭敬敬地把神的話尋思一回,專心仰望神的旨意 ── 不久我們就會得到極清楚的聲音,明明白白地告訴我們神機密的指導

 

  靈命幼稚的信徒,不當單獨憑依這樣的直覺來行事,最好還須等待環境的證實。與神多有交通的信徒,很容易知道神的旨意。

 

  讀者,你是不是正在困難的處境中?將你的問題帶到神面前去;從祂臉上的微笑或峻拒,你就可以找到你所要找的答案。

 

  只要你肯獨自安靜在一個地方 ── 人世間的光明和黑暗,一概接觸不到的地方 ── 人們的意見不能到達的地方 ── 只要你敢在那裡靜靜地等候著,不顧你四圍一切的催促,那時神旨就要向你顯明;你對神就會有一種新的概念,對祂的神性和愛心會有更深的洞見,這會成了你極樂的經歷 ── 永久可寶貴的經歷。你等待的時間雖長,至此也得到了豐富的酬報── 大衛(David

 
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"Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."(Isa. 30:21.)

WHEN we are in doubt or difficulty, when many voices urge this course or the other, when prudence utters one advice and faith another, then let us be still, hushing each intruder, calming ourselves in the sacred hush of God's presence; let us study His Word in the attitude of devout attention; let us lift up our nature into the pure light of His face, eager only to know what God the Lord shall determine─and ere long a very distinct impression will be made, the unmistakable forthtelling of His secret counsel.

It is not wise in the earlier stages of Christian life to depend on this alone, but those who have had many dealings with God know well the value of secret fellowship with Him, to ascertain His will.

Are you in difficulty about your way? Go to God with your question; set direction from the light of His smile or the cloud of His refusal.

If you will only get alone, where the lights and shadows of earth cannot interfere, where human opinions fail to reach─and if you will dare to wait there silent and expectant, though all around you insist on immediate decision or action─the will of God will be made clear; and you will have a new conception of God, a deeper insight into His nature and heart of love, which shall be for yourself alone─a rapturous experience, to abide your precious perquisite forever, the rich guerdon of those long waiting hours. --- David.

"STAND STILL," my soul, for so thy Lord commands:
E'en when thy way seems blocked, leave it in His wise hands;
His arm is mighty to divide the wave. "Stand still," my soul,
“Stand still' and thou shalt see
How God can work the "impossible" for thee,
For with a great deliverance He doth save.

Be not impatient, but in stillness stand,
Even when compassed 'round on every hand,
In ways thy spirit does not comprehend.
God cannot clear thy way till thou art still,
That He may work in thee His blessed will,
And all thy heart and will to Him do bend.

"BE STILL," my soul, for just as thou art still,
Can God reveal Himself to thee; until
Through thee His love and light and life can freely flow;
In stillness God can work through thee and reach
The souls around thee. He then through thee can teach,
His lessons, and His power in weakness show.

"BE STILL"─a deeper step in faith and rest.
"Be still and know" thy Father knoweth best
The way to lead His child to that fair land,
A "summer" land, where quiet waters flow'
Where longing souls are satisfied, and "know,
Their God," and praise for all that He has planned.

---Selected.

 

 

 

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