Daily Devotion 每日灵修

Move Forward

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Philippians 3:13 - Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

Many of times when you still want to live in the past, counting what did that person do to you, remembering that hurt that you could not get rid of, reminiscing how much pain that you've gone through, you are unable to live life to the fullest. All the more you want to stay in the past, all the more you will be robbed of from today's joy and blessing. You have to know that you cannot return to what has happened behind, but only to strain toward what is ahead. Do not let the past rob you any longer from enjoying what you can enjoy in today.

Therefore, God has called us to live not just a life but life abundantly, the fullest of life that He has called us to live is the fullest of joy, the fullest of peace, not the fullest of tears. Hence, do know that God has wiped off your tears, the past cannot hold you back, but instead, look forward to what is ahead for God has prepared great things ahead of you! Press on!

独一无二的你

Thursday, September 4, 2014

以赛亚是64:8 耶和华啊,现在你仍是我们的父!我们是泥,你是窑匠,我们都是你手的工作。

你是上帝精心的杰作,并非庸庸之辈。所以放胆與別人不同,要對上帝所造的你有信心,尽你所能地向外拓展,無須在外貌或行爲上與別人相似,更无须模仿他人。上帝給我們不同的恩賜、才华與性格,你不需要等有了別人的肯定才能去做上帝要你做的事。以弗所书4:17说“我们各人蒙恩,都是照基督所量给各人的恩赐”。我们都是独一无二的。

路加福音9:62耶稣说:“手扶着犁向后看的,不配进神的国”。这不是说你必须是个完全人才能得神喜悦,乃是你无法一面想着落敗与挫折,一面却希望上帝以喜樂、能力和得勝充滿你。你不能一再想着貧穷 缺乏,另一方面却希望上帝以無盡的丰富富充滿你。這是兩種不相容的概念。以弗所书4:1说“我们既然蒙召,行事为人就当与蒙召的恩相称”,因为耶稣如何,我们在这世上也如何(约翰一书4:17)。

所以不要把想法局限在失敗中,要思想耶稣已经得胜了,我们是得胜有余的;耶稣是健康的,我们也是健康的;耶稣已经为我们成了贫穷,所以我们也是富足的(林后8:9)。改变就從此時、此地開始。如果你改变想法,上帝就改变你,你的生命就必大大的突破。啊们!

Imitators of God

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ephesians 5:1 - Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.

Imitate carries meaning like take and follow one as a model, echo, parrot, follow and impersonate; however many of times, people will tend to see imitating God as something burdensome and it gives them great pressure in learning how to impersonate and take Christ as a model. But do know that when Paul was writing this, he did not mean that we are to be burdensome in being imitators of God, but instead there is secret lying in this verse.

Paul said "be imitators of God, as dearly loved children", he means that you can imitate God because you are God's children. You do it by natural and not by force. Children of God will act like God because it is their born again nature, which means being generous is never by force but instead this characteristic that your Father in Heaven has is already in your born again nature, being rejoicing all the time is never by force but instead this characteristic that your Father in Heaven has is already in your born again nature, the same goes with being forgiving all the time is never by force but instead this characteristic that your Father in Heaven has is already in your born again nature! Therefore, being generous, being joyful and being forgiving is not something that you are to do it by force, it is never burdensome, but the secret lies on "AS DEARLY LOVED CHILDREN". If you will realize how much you are loved by God, if you will have this revelation of who you are and what you have in Christ, you will live life imitating your Father in Heaven out of love, instead of out of fear.

Many Christians nowadays trying to live life imitating the Father in Heaven out of fear, believing in teachings like if they do not do this, if they do not behave like Him, if they are not like Him, then God will not love them anymore. Hence, fear is never a motivation, but love is. The moment you know how your Father in Heaven dearly loves you, you will live out your born again nature, you will be like Him, you will eventually talk like Him, you will react like Him, you will do what He does, you will love what He loves, you will see what He sees, you just want to be like the one you love!

The New Living Translation gives a great view of this verse "Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children." In everything you do you can imitate God just because you are His dear children!! How wonderful to know that becoming like Him, transforming from glory to glory is never relying on our effort, nor the force of fear, but instead the Father's love! Therefore, let no one deceive you that you cannot, you can, not because of you are capable to, but because it is already in your born again nature!

改变想法

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

很多时候总觉得生命没有改变,那是因为我们的想法还停留在过去。说对了,除非你改变想法,否則事情是不会转变的。你要常常祷告,不要灰心,開始心存感恩(路加福音18:1,帖撒罗尼迦前书5:18);開始去期待上帝那超乎你所求所想的恩惠要临到,而且是以一个全新的方式临到。

当你坚心信靠上帝,在黑暗的時刻仍然大声宣告,就沒有任何事能绊倒你。也许你现在所处的光景看似没有指望,但不要忘了上帝的恩惠与你同在,如今你是光明之子,是住在上帝的国度里,是天上的国民(腓立比书3:20)。只要上帝参与你的人生,一切都会改观。

希伯来书10:23说当你持守所承认的指望,不至于摇动时,你必看见生命是越走越好的,因为义人的道路是越来越光芒的(箴言4:18)。阿们!

Words of Victory

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

1 Samuel 17:45 - But David said to him, " You come to me using a sword, a large spear and a small spear. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of heaven's armies. He is the God of the armies of Israel! You have spoken out against him."

Do you ever realize every day in your life, a giant Goliath will be there to accuse you of being unable and weak? Just like what the Israelite encountered when the Philistines were having war with them. The word of God says that Goliath came out every morning and evening and stood before the army of Israelite, and this continued for 40 days. Imagine that for 40 days, day and night Goliath was out there shouting war against Israelite, throwing them with words before they started with any real fight. It was stated in verse 11 that when Saul and the Israelites heard the Philistine's words, they were very afraid. You see, the accusation was there day and night, for 40 days; likewise in our daily lives, the devil are always there throwing you with accusations and words of fear. But if you compromise to those words and accusations, you will end up living in fear and timidity.

But God doesn't want us to live life like that, He called us to be bold and courageous. Saul's response and David's response are totally different. David said "You come to me using a sword, a large spear and a small spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord". Therefore, at anytime when you feel that you are being accused, or in fear, you are to talk back to your fear! Tell that fear of sickness that " I come in the name of the Lord, I am not afraid and I am healthy in the Lord!", tell that fear of failure that " I come in the name of the Lord, I am not afraid and the Lord is my success!", tell that fear of lack that "I come in the name of the Lord, I am not afraid and the Lord is my Shepherd!".

As you call on to the name of the Lord, you will be saved! Therefore, do not be fearful of that accusation, that condemnation or that lies of the devil, keep yourself be reminded that no matter how great is the giant in front of you, you have a greater one as your support, and He is Jesus! Face the giants with words of victory, and in the end, giants shall die, accusations shall cease, and fear shall flee!

Feed with the Word

Monday, September 1, 2014

Job 23:12 - I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

Do you know that just as your body needs food, it is likewise the same with your spirit?
Therefore how much you feed your spirit and your body determines whether you will eventually listen to your flesh or to your spirit?
Many of times people tend to feed what their flesh desires, feeding it with hatred, anger, unforgiveness and a lot more; but the more you feed it, the stronger it became, and the voice of your spirit became weaker.
Therefore, you need to keep yourself in the Word, do not depart from them, and thus treasure the word of God more than your daily bread! If you'll spend time feeding your spirit first instead of your body, if you'll keep yourself well fed in the Word, you shall see joy, peace and the fruit of the spirit overflows!

光明之子

Monday, September 1, 2014

帖前 5:5 - 你们都是光明之子都是白昼之子;我们不是属黑夜的,也不是属幽暗的。

当我们信并且跟从了耶稣基督那一刻开始,我们就是光明之子。当我们的身份是光明之子,我们就不在黑暗里走了,因为我们乃是跟随耶稣基督的脚步而行。(约 8:12)经上记着说:耶稣到世上来,乃是光,叫凡信祂的,不住在黑暗里。(约 12:46)我们既不跟从黑暗,就不与恶者有所接触,不与它打交道了。因此,一切来自恶者的,都与我们无关,只要不是来自于神的,我们都不必去理会。就好比病痛,神是给我们健康的,祂是医治我们的神,绝不会把病痛给我们,为的只是要试验我们。所以当我们知道了以后,就不要被病痛所骚扰我们,要把它驱赶出我们的生命,因为它不属于我们。贫穷也不属于我们,因为我们知道耶稣基督为了我们成为贫穷,好让我们可以因着祂的贫穷而成为富足。(林后 8:9) 因此,我们要拿起神所赐的权柄,把贫穷驱赶出我们的生命中。

朋友们,神就是光,在祂毫无黑暗。(约一 1:5)所以,在我们的生命中一切属于恶者的作为都不能停留在我们的生命里。就算只是小小的烛光,却依然能点亮整个房间,所以我们所到之处是毫无黑暗的。一个行在光明中的人是遵行神的话,领受祂的道的。神所说的每一句话,绝不徒然返回的,(赛 55:11) 因为祂是信实的,祂必不说谎。当神说,祂是我们的牧者,我们不至缺乏。(诗 23:1)那身为光明之子的我们必要领受祂的话,相信并且行出来。当神说,祂是我们的圣洁、智慧、公义、救赎,(林前 1:30)那么我们就要相信我们是圣洁的,是有神的聪明和智慧。当神说,祂是万有之首,万有也靠祂而立,(西 1:17)那么我们就知道我们一切的好处不在祂以外。

因此,让我们成为神的广告牌,当神的荣耀彰显在我们的生命中时,我们便能把这荣耀归于我们的父。所以,紧抓着我们的身份,让我们继续为神闪闪发光吧!阿门!

肉体的生命

Monday, September 1, 2014

箴言14: 30 - 心中安静是肉体的生命;嫉妒是骨中的朽烂。

在忙碌着的你,是不是思绪相当紊乱呢?你尝试在这紊乱的问题中,寻找着解决的方案;只可惜每当你想起事情的沉重时,不自觉的感叹及悲哀。又或许你已经很努力的想要让自己过得好,但却发现力不从心。神的话说:我的话是你脚前的灯,是你路上的光(诗篇119:105);神的话将我救活了;我在患难中,因此得安慰(诗篇119:50)。

在人的心里,都渴望每一天都过得平安。平安,不单是万事皆顺,在圣经里,耶稣所赐给我们的平安,就是连在暴风雨里,我们依然能够靠着主站立得稳。耶稣所赐的平安,包含了我们所要的丰盛、医治、事事顺利、灾祸不能够临到、富足、喜乐等等。这不就是你我都渴求的吗?

每当你在叹息埋怨,你是全身疲累,没有精力的。因为,唯有心中安静才是肉体的生命。意思是说,当你让耶稣的平安在你心里作主时,你才能看见你的肉体得着生命。而且,当你里面改变的时候,你的外在自然而然的就随着改变。

如果你一直在烦恼,在钻牛角尖,问题不但没有解决,却是让你整个人都崩溃。倘若你一直看向自己,终究你会看见你的骨中是朽烂的。就因为骨中朽烂,外在的一切就因此而朽坏了。

所以你需要神的话让你心中得着安静,因为唯有它能够给你你最需要的安慰。当神的话一解开的时候,就发出亮光,你就看见头上的乌云,心中的压抑,口中的埋怨,脑海里的烦乱,全都退去离开了;神的话是你最好的支柱。啊们!

Perfect Word

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Psalm 19:7 - The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

If you want a seed to grow into a tree, you'll need to plant it at a good soil. However, if you keep the seed for twenty years without planting it at the right place, but letting it sitting in your drawer, you'll never see the result. Likewise, the Word of God is just like a seed, you can never estimate how powerful it will be or what fruit it can bear until you plant it. The moment when you plant it in your heart, which is the good soil, you shall see growth and fruits! However, many children of God are still complaining that God never do anything for them, and choose to stay defeated and live in complaints. But they never realize that the Word of God can turn lives around!

The Word of God is perfect, it never comes with a flaw, not a single tiny little one. His perfect words prove to us that when He promised us health, it's a perfect state of health; when He said we are no longer poor but rich in Him, He means we enjoy perfect abundance and we can never exhaust what He has blessed us with! When He said you shall have favor no matter where you are, it means a perfect favor, without needing you to strive and perform to get people to please with you, they will just like you and help you!

The next time when you need a refreshment, go into the Word. Let the Word of God refreshes you like never before, His Word can even make wise the simple! If you need any help in making decision, in doing plannings, get yourself soak into the Word first before you make any decision on your own and decide to go your own way; instead as you seek Him first, all the things that you need shall be added! He will lead you towards the most marvelous idea that you may not even think of, that's truly God! Start to plant, enjoy the growth and taste the fruits!

牢守善道

Saturday, August 30, 2014

提后1:14 从前所交托你的善道,你要靠着那住在我们里面的圣灵牢牢地守着。

亲爱的朋友,你知道“牢守善道”是什么意思吗?
它的意思就是坚持守着并且满心相信传过给你的好消息。
那么善道对于你来说是什么呢?
当你生病时,善道就是你是被医治而且是健康的,所以牢牢守着神所给你的健康并且相信和宣告;
当你缺乏时,善道就是你必不缺乏而且是丰盛的,所以牢牢守着神所给你的富足并且相信和宣告;
当你担心时,善道就是你找到你需要的解决,所以牢牢守着神所给你那好的解决并且相信和宣告;
当你害怕时,善道就是你是被保护的,所以牢牢守着神所给你的呵护并且相信和宣告;
当你生气时,善道就是你是冷静和平的,所以牢牢守着神所给你的平安并且相信和宣告;
当你的婚姻出状况时,善道就是你的婚姻被爱恢复,所以牢牢守着神所给你的爱并且相信和宣告;
当你不知道对于未来该如何前进时,善道就是你找着了那又新又活的路,所以牢牢守着神所给你那光明的道路并且相信和宣告;
当你觉得你不能时,善道就是你靠着那加给你力量的凡事都能做,所以牢牢守着神所给你的力量并且相信和宣告。

所以朋友,牢牢守着那托付给你的善道并且当你相信的时候开始经历好的转变!

Fully Convinced

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Romans 4:21 - being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Many of times we may be so easily persuaded by the things happened around us, whatever that people said, whatever the trend may be going on in the world, there are times that if you are not standing firm, you are easily being influenced away to the pattern of this world. Persuade carries meaning of convince. There are still a lot of Christian still living life believing that God is there to judge them, that God's love for them is never constant, it requires them to earn and perform in order to get the blessings. However, we are not to be convinced of the things in the world, but instead of the things of God.

Therefore, regardless what may happen around you, in your family, or towards your finance, we are to being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. He had promised you blessings, good health, good life, a good future, hence instead of being convinced on you will live poor, you will stay sick, you will have a bad future; you are to believe and being convinced that you are blessed, you are healthy, you have good life and a good future!!

When everything seems to be fading away, remember that everything is possible in God. All you need is to stay in the Word and getting to know Him more and more, and being fully, not just partly, but fully persuaded and convinced that your God is able and He has the power to accomplish His promises! Trust in Him and know that He is able!

Guard The Good Deposit

Friday, August 29, 2014

2Tim1:14 By the Holy spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

Dear friend, do you know what does "guard the good deposit" mean?
It means to hold on and trust on the good news been preached to you.
Then what is the good deposit means to you?
When you are sick, the good deposit is you are healed and healthy, so guard the good health given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you are in lack, the good deposit is you are not in want and is prosperous, so guard the prosperity given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you are worry, the good deposit is you found solution that you need, so guard the good way given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you are in fear, the good deposit is you are well protected, so guard the protection given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you are angry, the good deposit is you are peaceful, so guard the peace given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When your marriage has problems, the good deposit is your marriage is been restored by the love, so guard the love given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you do not know how to move on in future, the good deposit is you found new and living way, so guard the bright way given to you from God by believing and proclaiming;
When you feel that you cannot, the good deposit is you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength, so guard the strength given to you from God by believing and proclaiming.

So friend, guard the good deposit in you and start to experience the great changes in you when you believe!

认识自己的身份

Friday, August 29, 2014

曾经,有人在感到迷惘无助的时候,对着镜子看着自己,然后问自己,到底我是谁?尤其在失落的时候,或是在遭到否定的时候,若这人是站立不稳的,他会开始质疑自己,会开始对自己的价值动摇了。其实,我们在神的眼里是为宝为尊的,祂甚至愿意用自己独生爱子的性命来与我们替换,使我们的生命是无价之宝。

朋友们,当我们有了耶稣,我们的身份就转换了。从前我们是罪人,如今我们却是成为义人了。(罗 5:1)因着耶稣基督一次的献祭,我们的生命就永远得完全,(希 10:14)并且我们已是新造的人,旧事已过,都变成新的了。(林后 5:17) 从前我们是软弱无助的,如今我们有耶稣基督随时的帮助,(希 4:16)有神的能力覆庇我们,刚强了我们,(林后 12:9)使我们是重新得力,勇往向前的继续我们人生的道路。从前我们是居无定所,流离困苦,甚至是缺乏的。但如今耶稣基督的隐秘处却是我们稳固的居所,祂为了我们成为贫穷,好叫我们如今可以因着耶稣而成为富足。(林后 8:9) 从前我们是在黑暗中行走的,如今神却救我们脱离了黑暗的权势,领我们到祂爱子光明的国度里。(西 1:13) 从前我们什么也不是,甚至没有人会看我们一眼。如今我们却是抬得起头来的了,(诗 3:3)我们是祂得胜的子民,是神所爱的。从前我们是愚昧无知的,但如今我们有了神的智慧和启示,我们是有知识,有聪明智慧的了。(箴 9:10, 弗 1:17)

所以,我们要清楚的知道在基督我们的身份。我们是谁,我们有什么,我们能做什么。当我们知道并且拿起我们所有的权柄和祝福,我们的生命肯定是丰盛而且是得胜有余的。阿门!

眼中的瞳人

Friday, August 29, 2014

诗篇17:8 求你保护我,如同保护眼中的瞳人;将我隐藏在你翅膀的荫下。

你是否常常觉得自己是孤单一个人的呢?没有人晓得你的需要,没有人明白你心里真正的感受。。。觉得自己从来都不被重视呢?这个时刻,正是时候耶稣要告诉你:其实,祂很在乎你,重视一切关乎你的事(诗篇138:8)。

你是耶稣眼中的瞳人,是祂的至宝,当你觉得没有人在乎你,了解你,明白你的孤单;耶稣,祂无时无刻都看你为祂眼中的瞳人。。。无论你站来坐下,驾车或工作,无时无刻,祂都与你同在。当你晓得祂对你的爱是何等的长阔高深,知道你是祂深爱的人,你的心就安稳了。

祂时刻保护你,带着怜悯与慈爱,对你不离不弃(希伯来书13:5)。所以,你可以放心的把一切重担忧虑卸给祂,因祂非常乐意为你来担(彼得前书5:7)。此时,无论你的生命处在那个阶段,你永远是祂的最爱,祂的宝贝,祂眼中的瞳人。。。甚至,愿意为你舍下自己,兑换了你的生命,给了你全新的人生。阿门!

The Turning Point

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jeremiah 31:3 - Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

When is the last time you rejoice and be glad? Probably all the circumstances are weighing you down and you are dragging on in life. Things might not be going well around you. You feel disappointed, down, wear out, and depress. Then, this is just the right passage for you! Today, remember that there is nothing that God cannot do and settle for you. He owns all the heavenly resources and everything are from Him. It means that you have a very strong supporter supporting you behind, and He will never ever shaken. Therefore, when God is with you; you have the very reason to rejoice and be glad!

No matter how old are you or what situation you are in right now, there is nothing that can hold you back from rejoicing when you know that you have a Father in Heaven that loves you so much. Even when you are down, even when someone disappoints you; you have to keep on focusing on Jesus. He will turn your mourning into gladness, and bless you with comfort and joy instead of sorrow. When you have Jesus, your life will encounter a turnaround! It will turn from bad into good, from lacking into abundance, from sorrow into joy!

Mourning and sorrowing over your situation will never make any changes. Mourning can never change your circumstances but instead the sorrowful heart dries up the bones. Being sad all the time will only makes your body unwell! Therefore, you are to keep your mind and your heart on Christ. He has bore all the curses, mourns, sorrows and judgments on the cross, the divine exchange has happened during the day of crucifixion! That's why you redeemed into His joy and gladness, you are redeemed into His comfort, you are redeemed into His healing, and you are redeemed into every single goodness and blessings from Jesus Christ!

The more you rejoice and be glad over your situation, the more you are putting your trust and faith on Jesus' finished work. It is because you have the full assurance that He will turnaround your situations and benefit you in the end! Therefore, keep on expecting the love of Christ being poured down in your life. He said " I will", He will do whatever He promised you, and He will do them fast! So, buckle up your seat belt and enjoy the adventure with Christ! He is forever your turning point!

To The Next Level

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When I was crying out for help,
You are always there to help,
To hold my hand and lift me up,
So that life can continue to rise up.

From the rising of the sun,
to the setting of the sun,
Your unfailing love is constant,
And you are never from a distant.

There's nothing that I can boast,
But Jesus Christ who did it all,
At the wooden cross covered by blood,
He bore my sins and set me free.

Come to this Father today in boldness,
Knowing that He longs to have you in His presence,
Sit together with Him with humbleness,
and let Him brings you to another level of greatness.

神的大爱,祂的拯救

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

约 3:16 - 神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。

神爱世人,爱到一个地步为了我们这些不配的罪人而牺牲了祂的儿子耶稣基督,为要让我们今天有个全新的生命,能与神和好。因为这份爱,耶稣基督担当了我们的罪孽,代替了我们的死亡,作了这救赎的工作。神爱我们的心,是永不改变,也从不曾后悔的。就算今天我们有多软弱,我们有很多的缺点,但是神爱我们的心依然始终如一,从不离弃我们。

神救赎的计划一开始就已经有了。祂知道世人必须要有一个救主来拯救他们脱离死亡和咒诅的律,因为罪的工价就是死,(罗 6:23)而我们人,就是亚当的后裔,因为亚当的缘故,就算不与亚当犯同样的罪,也在他罪的权下。(罗 5:14,17)因此我们需要一个救主来救我们脱离这一切黑暗的权势,好让我们得以有新的生命,而这个救主,就是我们的主耶稣基督。祂因为爱我们,所以愿意为了我们走上十字架,走向那被人羞辱、被人啐弃之路,最终还要赔上自己的性命。在此,基督的爱就向我们显明了。(罗 5:8)

朋友们,如今在基督里我们不被定罪了,(罗 8:1)因着耶稣基督的救赎,我们是白白的称义的。当我们口里承认,心里相信的时候,这救恩就临到我们。神的大爱在我们还未相信祂以前就早已给了我们,所以,不要犹豫,只管来到神的宝座前得蒙救赎,接受祂成为我们生命的救主,好让我们在世上有个全新的生命。阿门!

稳固的根基

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

哥林多前书10:3-4并且都吃了一样的灵食。也都喝了一样的灵水。所喝的是出于随着他们的灵磐石。那磐石就是基督。

我們都會面對挑戰,但問題的大小並不是关键,那只是我們对問題的感觉,那是我們心中造成的,大卫在詩篇34:3说到 : 「你们和我当称耶和华为大」, 而不是称问题忧虑为大,我们当專注在神的信实上而不是放大所面對的,不论面对的障碍有多大,上帝远远大過我們所面對的任何事物!阿们!因为祂是创造宇宙万物的主宰。想想,有祂与我们同在,还有什么能阻挡我们前进呢?断乎没有!

相信基督的人,是奠基在耶穌基督這永恆的属天根基上(林前3:11,10:3-4,以赛亞28:16)。我们不能靠着善行来立根基,不能靠好行为来立根基,唯有靠着基督,祂是唯一的根基。而当你把根基建造在这磐石上,你的生命是往下扎根,往上生长,得以健壮的成长,开花结果的。你的生命是有味道与影响力,能让人看见,把一切颂赞与荣耀归于主耶稣基督的。

歌罗西2:6-7说:“你们既然接受了主基督耶稣,就当遵祂而行;在祂里面生根建造,信心坚固,正如你们所领的教训,感谢的心也更增长了”。今天,当你紧紧跟随耶稣,不偏离左右,谨守遵行祂的话,你必然蒙福。啊们!

Worry Not

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Abba you've sympathized me,
you know my worries and cares,
to you my weaknesses displayed;
to me you said,
"do not worry, my child.

Look at the birds in the air,
they do not sow nor reap,
yet I feed them everyday..
Look at the lilies of the field,
they do not labor nor spin,
yet I clothed them with splendor...

Look at your bare hands,
you do not have anything,
yet I gave up my life for you;
look at your broken heart,
although it is deeply wounded,
yet I've given you a new heart...

To you I've promised,
do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own.

I know you need them,
hereby I've clothed you
with all my splendor and good desires...

Seek me, and you will find me;
Call me, and you will reach me;
Talk to me and you will be answered;
For I'm always here, my child... "

静默

Monday, August 25, 2014

出 14:14 - 耶和华必为你们争战,你们只管静默,不要作声。

在我们的人生旅途中,总会面对许多无奈的事,也总有身旁有许多的吵杂声。很多时候,人为了应付身边的吵杂声而把自己搞的不愉快,更甚的是有时候令自己失去平安。但是,神却告诉我们,当我们无论遇到什么样的问题,都不要作声,只管静默,因为那爱我们的神必为我们争战。就像当时摩西领了以色列百姓出埃及的时候,在那前往应许之地的路程中,他们遇见了许许多多的问题,甚至有些是会危害到他们生命的。但是耶和华却一一的带领他们渡过了难关。就好比当有追兵在后头追赶,前面又是红海,当时,神却为他们开了红海,好让以色列百姓能过到对岸去。

朋友们,或许在你的生命中也存在着许多的吵杂声,是会影响你的,但是要永远记得我们有个爱我们的父,祂必定会带领我们走过那一关又一关。有时,医药报告告诉你,你的病情很严重。但是神的话却告诉你,因着耶稣基督,你已完全得医治了(彼前 2:24,赛 53:5);有时,你的经济告诉你,你口袋空空,又得要为了钱而伤脑经了。但是神的话却告诉你,祂是你的牧者,你必不至于缺乏(诗 23:1),并且耶稣基督已代替了你贫穷,好叫你可以成为富足(林后 8:9);有时,你的情绪告诉你,你今天很累,心情不好。但是神的话却告诉你,你可以因着耶稣常常喜乐(腓 4:4);有时,你的事业告诉你,竞争太大了,做不下去了,但是神的话却告诉你,祂是你智慧的源头,当你敬畏祂并且甘心听从神的话,就必吃地上的美物。(赛 1:19)有时,你的关系告诉你,你与你的另一半,或是你的家人的关系渐渐冷淡,疏远了。但是神的话却告诉你,把冷漠变成爱,因为爱是神最大的命令,我们可以用神的爱来包容一切,彼此相爱。(约 15:12)

静默不是代表我们什么都不做,而是停下我们的脚步,在神的话里得着一切我们所需的。去默想神的话,思考它,并且行出来在我们的生命中。不是靠我们的肉体去行,不是靠我们的血气而行,乃是靠神的灵带领我们走每一步。当我们遇见问题时,不要急着为自己打抱不平,而是安静的坐在主的脚前,聆听祂要对我们所说的话,去思考,去默想,然后我们才能刚强壮胆的往前走。所以,凡事藉着祷告、祈求和感谢,把我们所要的都告诉神,祂必供应,祂必引领,因为祂口所出的话绝不徒然返回,祂是信实的神,祂说到必定做得到。阿门!