10月12日 竭誠為主

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與神同步

以諾與神同行。(創五24

一個人屬靈生命與個性的考驗,不是在特殊情況下的表現,乃在平凡無奇的時日中所行所作。人的價值視乎他在隱藏時對普通事物所抱的態度(比較約一36)。要達致與神同步的境地,是一件痛苦的事,那是屬靈上“第二陣風”的經歷。學習與神同行,總有跟不上他步伐的困難;但一旦跟上了,所表現的唯一特質,就是神的生命。個人的生命在與神結合中隱藏了,所表現的只有神的步伐與能力。

與神步伐一致是不容易的,因為一開始與神同行,就會發現我們才走了三步,他已在老遠了。他有他作事的方法,我們必須學習並接受操練,才能以他的方法作事。耶穌“不灰心,也不喪膽”,因為他從不以他個人的觀點去行事,乃是以他父的觀點,我們也要如此。屬靈真理是在薰陶下學習的,而不是靠頭腦的推理。神的靈改變我們看事物的態度,於是從來不可能的事,也變得可能了。與神同行,就是與神聯合。要做到這個,需時甚久,但要持之以恆。不要因現在的痛苦而放棄,不久,你會得著新的異象與目標。

祈禱◆主啊,如此眾多的活動,如此眾多的事情,如此眾多的人!願你因你的榮耀,以寬大的心胸和美善的屬性來賜福今天。


October
12 Getting Into God’s Stride

Enoch
walked with God.” Genesis 5:24

The test of
a man’s religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional
moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing
tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a man is revealed in his attitude to
ordinary things when he is not before the footlights (cf. John 1:36). It is a
painful business to get through into the stride of God, it means getting your
second wind spiritually. In learning to walk with God there is always the
difficulty of getting into His stride; but when we have got into it, the only
characteristic that manifests itself is the life of God. The individual man is
lost sight of in his personal union with God, and the stride and the power of
God alone are manifested.

It is
difficult to get into stride with God, because when we start walking with Him
we find He has outstripped us before we have taken three steps. He has
different ways of doing things, and we have to be trained and disciplined into
His ways. It was said of Jesus – “He shall not fail nor be discouraged,”
because He never worked from His own individual standpoint but always from the
standpoint of His Father, and we have to learn to do the same. Spiritual truth
is learned by atmosphere, not by intellectual reasoning. God’s Spirit alters
the atmosphere of our way of looking at things, and things begin to be possible
which never were possible before. Getting into the stride of God means nothing
less than union with Himself. It takes a long time to get there, but keep at
it. Don’t give in because the pain is bad just now, get on with it, and before
long you will find you have a new vision and a new purpose.

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