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中 英 荒漠甘泉 Streams in the Desert

 

12 07 (挖開溝渠Open the Trenches)


資料來源:http://www.glorypress.com/devotional/FaithAndLifeOneYearBook.asp?bid=1

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經文: 「你們雖不見風、不見雨、這谷必滿了水,使你們和牲畜有水喝。」(王下三17

 

        照人看來,這是絕對不可能的事,但是在上帝沒有難事。

        沒有風、沒有雨、沒有聲響、沒有徵兆;但是次日早晨,有水從以東而來,溝中就滿了澄清的水。

        我們常喜歡憑徵兆、憑感覺;沒有表顯,我們的心不會滿足;但是最大的信心的勝利,乃是在安靜中知道祂是上帝。

        最大的信心的勝利,乃是站在不能通行的紅海面前,聽耶和華說:「只管站住,看耶和華….的救恩。」(出十四13)和「往前走。」(出十四15

        質問不是信心的事,服從纔是信心的事。他們必須先挖溝,然後纔有水來。他們必須先服從,然後纔有祝福臨到。這是我們信心的功課!

        信徒阿,你是不是在渴望屬靈的祝福呢?挖開你的溝來,上帝會用想不到的方法來填滿它們的。

        哦,巴不得我們行事只憑信心,不憑眼見;我們雖不見風、不見雨,仍當仰望上帝來工作!──信宣(A. B. Simpson 

Open the Trenches

 

Scripture: "Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hands" (2 Kings 3:16-18).

 

        To human thinking it was simply impossible, but nothing is hard for God.

 

        Without a sound or sign, from sources invisible and apparently impossible, the floods came stealing in all night long; and when the morning dawned, those ditches were flooded with the crystal waters, and reflecting the rays of the morning sun from the red hills of Edom.

 

        Our unbelief is always wanting some outward sign. The religion of many is largely sensational, and they are not satisfied of its genuineness without manifestations, etc.; but the greatest triumph of faith is to be still and know that He is God.

 

        The great victory of faith is to stand before some impassable Red Sea, and hear the Master say, "Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord," and "Go forward!" As we step out without any sign or sound--not a wave-splash--and wetting our very feet as we take the first step into its waters, still marching on we shall see the sea divide and the pathway open through the very midst of the waters.

 

        If we have seen the miraculous workings of God in some marvelous case of healing or some extraordinary providential deliverance, I am sure the thing that has impressed us most has been the quietness with which it was all done, the absence of everything spectacular and sensational, and the utter sense of nothingness which came to us as we stood in the presence of this mighty God and felt how easy, it was for Him to do it all without the faintest effort on His part or the slightest help on ours.

 

        It is not the part of faith to question, but to obey. The ditches were made, and the water came pouring in from some supernatural source. What a lesson for our faith!

 

        Are you craving a spiritual blessing? Open the trenches, and God will fill them. And this, too, in the most unexpected places and in the most unexpected ways.

 

        Oh, for that faith that can act by faith and not by sight, and expect God to work although we see no wind or rain. --A. B. Simpson

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