4月16日竭誠為主

416 信從這光

你們當趁著有光,信從這光。(約十二36

我們都有躊躇滿志的時刻,那時便會說:我覺得萬事都能勝任,巴不得經常如此。神的旨意並不要我們如此。那些時刻,是深入體驗的時候,借著這種體驗,要在平淡的日子裡把真理活出來。若沒有那高超的時刻,許多人就在日常生活的輪子上,頹廢無用。我們應該把日常生活提升到靈程高處所體驗的水平。

切勿讓在高處所獲的感受如煙雲消散,也不要安於自逸的說:如此的心境多麼美妙啊!要立即行動,進入事奉。你若不甘心地做,就更該去做。若在禱告中會見神,他叫你做什麼,要立即去做。別說:我會去做。振作起來,把你與生俱來的惰性甩掉。懶惰的人總渴想得意的時刻,總愛談怎樣攀上高峰。但是,我們要學習照著山上所見的,行在灰暗的生活中。

你一次迷惑,不必氣餒,重頭再來吧。要燒絕棧道,義不回顧,心甘情願地站在神面前,而且決不朝秦暮楚。你要認清所決志的,是根據在高山上所見的亮光。

祈禱噢,主啊,但願我的一切思想、情感和言語都帶著愛——對你完全的愛,並且透過這愛去接觸人。


April
16 Can You Come Down?

“While
ye have light, believe in the light.” John 12:36

We all have moments when we feel better
than our best, and we say – “I feel fit for anything; if only I could be like
this always!” We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight
which we have to live up to when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good
for this workaday world when there is no high hour. We must bring our
commonplace life up to the standard revealed in the high hour.

Never allow a feeling which was stirred in
you in the high hour to evaporate. Don’t put your mental feet on the
mantelpiece and say – “What a marvellous state of mind to be in!” Act
immediately, do something, if only because you would rather not do it. If in a
prayer meeting God has shown you something to do, don’t say – “I’ll do it”; do
it! Take yourself by the scruff of the neck and shake off your incarnate
laziness. Laziness is always seen in cravings for the high hour; we talk about
working up to a time on the mount. We have to learn to live in the grey day
according to what we saw on the mount.

Don’t cave in because you have been
baffled once, get at it again. Burn your bridges behind you, and stand
committed to God by your own act. Never revise your decisions, but see that you
make your decisions in the light of the high hour.

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