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標 題:樂意事奉

經 節:當你掌權的日子,你的民要以聖潔的妝飾為衣,甘心犧牲自己;你的民多如清晨的甘露。(詩篇一一○篇3節)

當神的權能臨及祂的百姓時,神的百姓樂意奉獻生命,這是復興的其中一個標記。許多教會缺乏人手願意傳達神的救贖大工,許多宣教工廠需要基督徒,將福音介紹給那些從未聽過基督的人們。一再懇求人們志願參加事奉作義工,不是我們的需要。我們真正的需要是神傾瀉而出的大能。當神的大能臨及祂的百姓時,神的工作從來不缺人手或者是資源不足。

現代基督徒最關心的事,是自己屬靈生活的成長,宣教根本上不了他們所關心事物的排行榜。這是因為我們已忘了神當初對我們的呼召。我們由罪中得釋放,並非單為了自己夠格上天堂。神拯救我們,是為了與我們創建關係,藉著這個關係,祂能進一步拯救這迷失的世界。

只有神的大能可以把我們由自我中心的本性中釋放出來,使我們再一次轉向神的使命。我們不需要禱告求神的大能降臨,祂的降臨一定帶著大能。我們需要持有一顆願意回應的心,讓祂能夠在我們的生命彰顯祂的大能。你的心是否充滿對神的熱愛?你是否願意馬上抓住機會,像以賽亞一樣地說:「我在這裏,請差遣我」?


Compelled to Serve

Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power. (Psalms 110:3)

One mark of revival, during which God comes to His people in power, is that God’s people are compelled to offer their lives for His service. Many churches lack people who are willing to get involved in carrying out God’s redemptive work. The mission fields are crying out for Christians to go and share the gospel with those who’ve never heard it. What we need is not more pleas for volunteers, but an outpouring of the power of God. When God comes among His people in power, there is never a shortage of volunteers or resources for His work!

When Christians today are asked what aspects of the Christian life are most important to them, missions is not usually ranked as a priority. This is because we have lost track of why God called us in the first place. We were not saved from our sin simply so that we would qualify for heaven. God delivered us so we would have a relationship with Him through which He could carry out His mission to redeem a lost world.

Only the power of God can free us from our natural self-centeredness and reorient us toward the mission of God. There is no need to pray that God would come in power. That is the only way He ever comes. We need hearts that are so responsive to Him that He will choose to demonstrate His power through us. Is your heart so filled with love for God that you are watching for the first opportunity to say with Isaiah, “Here am I. Send me!”?

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