5月16日竭誠為主
 
 5月16日竭誠為主 
 
5/16/2018


516 常覺富足的習慣

與神的性情有份。(彼後一4

我們既是憑應許與神的性情有份,就必須習慣地把神的性情“運用”在我們的人性裡。這樣,首先要養成的習慣,就是明白神的供給。我們說:“呀!我沒有這能力,買不起哩!”這句話藏著最大的謊話。在大自然裡談金錢,頗令人覺得不是味道;在屬靈上也是如此。在我們說話裡,似乎說神對我們非常的吝嗇!我們以為在一天結束時說“好了,這天剛好夠用,總算掙扎過去”,這樣才是真的謙遜,其實在主耶穌裡,全能的神的一切都是我們的。我們若順服神,他可以吩咐最後一粒沙、最遠的一顆星來祝福我們。環境困苦又有何妨?難道環境不可以困難嗎?我們若縱容自己自憐自憫,享受自怨自艾的淒涼,就是棄絕神給我們的豐盛,也攔阻別人得著他的供應。沒有罪比自憐的罪更大,因為它遮掩了神,把自我放在寶座上。它叫我們口吐怨言,使我們的生命成為不知足的屬靈海綿,一點也不美,也不大方。

當神開始對我們滿意,他就會把一切虛浮的財富挪開,直至我們認識一切泉源都在他裡面。神的恩惠、權能,若不能在我們身上彰顯(我們不自覺的),神就要追究我們。“神能將各樣的恩惠,多多的加給你們。”所以要學習把神的恩惠施予別人。身上常帶著神的印記,這樣,神的祝福必常藉你流露。

祈禱◆主啊,讓你能力的甜美和完全,在今天臨到我。讓我得著偉大、豐富、充滿恩慈和喜樂的屬神生命。


May 16 The Habit Of Wealth

Partakers of the divine nature.” 2 Peter 1:4

We are made partakers of the Divine nature through the promises; then we have to “manipulate” the Divine nature in our human nature by habits, and the first habit to form is the habit of realizing the provision God has made. “Oh, I can't afford it,” we say – one of the worst lies is tucked up in that phrase. It is ungovernably bad taste to talk about money in the natural domain, and so it is spiritually, and yet we talk as if our Heavenly Father had cut us off with a shilling! We think it a sign of real modesty to say at the end of a day – “Oh, well, I have just got through, but it has been a severe tussle.” And all the Almighty God is ours in the Lord Jesus! And He will tax the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will obey Him. What does it matter if external circumstances are hard? Why should they not be! If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we banish God's riches from our own lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it obliterates God and puts self-interest upon the throne. It opens our mouths to spit out murmurings and our lives become craving spiritual sponges, there is nothing lovely or generous about them.

When God is beginning to be satisfied with us He will impoverish everything in the nature of fictitious wealth, until we learn that all our fresh springs are in Him. If the majesty and grace and power of God are not being manifested in us not to our consciousness, God holds us responsible. “God is able to make all grace abound,” then learn to lavish the grace of God on others. Be stamped with God's nature, and His blessing will come through you all the time.


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