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每日靈修:就是這個時刻!

(2018-05-12 22:09:00)

〔每日靈修:〕

【今日詩歌敬拜】

請打開喇叭,按下以下連結,用此詩歌 "恩典已降臨來敬拜。

【今日讀經進度】哥林多後書 6:1-13

 
 (用左鍵按下藍色的經文,上述聖經就會自動出現)

 

【今日默想禱讀經文】林後 6:1-3
 
     
我們與神同工的,也勸你們不可徒受他的恩典。因為他說:在悅納的時候,我應允了你;在拯救的日子,我搭救了你。看哪!現在正是悅納的時候現在正是拯救的日子

【今日信息】就是這個時刻!       By Rev. & Dr. Andrew Tsai
 
 人的一生有很多的時候,就像季節一樣,物換星移,時來運轉。又像那潮汐一樣,起起落落,我們無法造風或造潮汐,只能抓到那個時機,順勢而上,就能展翅高飛,否則只能怨嘆人生苦短,機會不再。
 
 怎麼去分辨人生的機會?如何能抓住機會?怎麼樣才能展翅高飛,才能翱翔天際?這都是人生的智慧,不是書本上能學到的。
 
 就像今天禱讀的這段經文一樣,人生需要把握住兩樣時機,一個是神恩寵的時機』,一個是神拯救的時機』,能抓住這兩個時機,你的人生就不會白費。
 
 有一次看到新聞,有幾位名人突然去世,留給人們許多的惆悵,雖然他們的人生看似得到超乎常人所能得著的好運,他們也把握住很好的時機,使他們能功成名就;但是他們卻無法得著救贖,不認識耶穌,沒得著永生。這樣的人生,徒留一片逐漸淡去的光彩,終將消失無跡,不被人記念。世人或許會為其殞滅而感嘆一時,但其曾有的光彩卻不會為世人帶來任何永存的意義。
 
 而要能抓住上述兩個時機,你必須要通過考驗。通過甚麼樣的考驗呢?今天的經文提到六項考驗,如果你能一關一關地通過,就不會錯失這些時機,得以進入神榮耀的國度裡。
 
1.這是表明神僕的時刻 (3~4節上)
 
『我們凡事都不叫人有妨礙,免得這職分被人毀謗;反倒在各樣的事上表明自己是神的用人』
 
 預備得著神恩寵,蒙神拯救的人,就是預備走進神榮耀時刻的人,這樣的人,首先第一個要作的動作,就是要明自己是神的僕人。
 
 一旦明白自己的身份,你才可能踏上得勝的路。曾經美國有兩位運動名將,都勇於向人表白自己是神的僕人;一個是足球名將Tim Tebow, 他每次球賽前一定跪下向神禱告,現在他跪下的這個姿態,變成他個人的一個記號。他面對多少世人的恥笑,都不屈服,神也用神蹟奇事隨著他,使他締造出球壇的傳奇。
 
 還有一個是父母來自台灣的NBA籃球名將林書豪,也是用信仰來表明他是神的僕人,神用同樣的神蹟奇事來印證他的見證。我們要迫切為他們禱告,並求神興起更多的見證人,為主做見證,你我也可以在我們的職場為主做見證。
 
2. 這是承受考驗的時刻 (4節下~5節上)
 
『就如在許多的忍耐、患難、窮乏、困苦、鞭打、監禁、擾亂、』
 
 通過第一關表明自己的身份之後,若要得著神的恩寵,也得著神救恩的人,就要願意來為主做見證。當然一定會面對許多的苦難和攻擊。神也允許這些苦難臨到我們,這是因為祂要我們來經歷這些苦難,讓我們經受考驗,好讓我們在這些考驗當中,能生出更多美好的品格出來。
 
3. 這是展現品格的時刻 (5節下~6節上)
 
『勤勞、儆醒、不食、廉潔、知識、恆忍、恩慈、』
 
 在考驗當中,有人會失敗,有人會成功。成功之人的記號,就是在考驗當中生出品格來。品格不會是忽然生出來的,當我們向神求品格時,神就會給我們考驗;在考驗當中,如果我們堅持相信神而不動搖,就能生出品格來。就如患難生忍耐,忍耐生老練,老練生盼望。
 
4. 這是屬靈爭戰的時刻 (6節下~7)
 
『聖靈的感化、無偽的愛心、真實的道理、神的大能;仁義的兵器在左在右;』
 
 有了屬靈的品格,才能面對屬靈的爭戰,因為屬靈爭戰的兵器,就是屬靈的品格。比如說,你缺乏忠誠,當你面對爭戰時,你就會倒戈,就向猶大一樣,立刻靠到仇敵那邊去。彼得缺乏剛強,當面對試探時,就否認主。還好,他有謙卑的品格,所以能向主認錯,不像猶大一般驕傲,到死都不願向主求饒。
 
5. 這是困惑不解的時刻 (8~10)
 
『榮耀、羞辱,惡名、美名;似乎是誘惑人的,卻是誠實的;似乎不為人所知,卻是人所共知的;似乎要死,卻是活著的;似乎受責罰,卻是不至喪命的;似乎憂愁,卻是常常快樂的;似乎貧窮,卻是叫許多人富足的;似乎一無所有,卻是樣樣都有的。』
 
 在屬靈爭戰當中,難以克服的,倒不是苦難,很多人可以受苦難,但卻無法經得起困惑。甚麼是困惑?就像這段聖經所說的,看起來好像是---但是其實是---.
 
 中國的王明道牧師,當他為主被囚、被打,他都可以忍受,但是最後在被判無期徒刑期間,他感到困惑,感到看不見將來,所以他就否認主,失敗了。但是還好,主憐憫他,他後來悔改,並且走出困惑,進入神的榮耀裡。
 
 走出困惑的唯一道路,就是像預備一粒麥子落在地裡死了。一旦能死,就能生。一旦走入死亡,就能復生。
 
6. 這是感恩回報的時刻 (11~13)

『哥林多人哪,我們向你們,口是張開的,心是寬宏的。你們狹窄,原不在乎我們,是在乎自己的心腸狹窄。你們也要照樣用寬宏的心報答我。我這話正像對自己的孩子說的。』 
 
 從困惑當中走出來的人,心中才會寬廣,才會看清事實,你的手才會放鬆。信心的程度就是你的手放鬆的程度。
 
 能感恩回報,是因為你已經從爭戰中得勝,已經走出困惑,看清這個世界的真面目,你不再寄望世界,你乃是胸懷天國的人。
 
 主啊!求祢幫助我能夠走完這六道關口,能在每個關口上都能得勝有餘。我求祢也使我能成為別人的幫助,抓住這關鍵的時刻!

 

<<span style="margin:0px" lang="ZH-TW">生活小點滴 「識時務者為俊傑」,能知道生命的關口,又能一一越過的人,才能達至顛峰。

     
Rev.& Dr.Andrew Tsai  蔡恩惠牧師
Bread of Life Christian Church in San Diego
3-D Life, Devotion, Discipleship, Dedication
Fulfill God's Purpose in People's Life
 

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Below article is from "Proverbs 31 Ministries"

 
Looking Past Appearances     By Beth K. Vogt  

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (NIV)

While I wait in the grocery checkout line, the glossy, full-color magazine covers with their spectacular headlines often catch my eye. Celebrity weddings. Royal weddings. Anything about Chip and Joanna Gaines. But on this particular day, the cashier drew my attention.

He was short and stocky, with hair that touched his collar, a scruffy beard, and large gauges in his ears. But one of his tattoos intrigued me the most.

Why would a 20-something guy have a cuckoo clock covering the inside of his forearm?
“That’s an interesting tattoo,” I said as he scanned my produce and canned goods.
“Thanks.” He smiled. “It’s a replica of my grandfather’s cuckoo clock that he brought from Germany.”

And then he told me how much he loved his grandfather. How he enjoyed watching and listening to the cuckoo clock when he was a child. For the few minutes that he rang up and bagged my purchases, we connected over our mutual love of Germany and cuckoo clocks.

In times past, I was quick to size up another person in the mall or a restaurant. I’d see someone with tattoos and immediately place them in a less-than-positive category. I’d evaluate someone’s choice of clothing. Their odd (in my opinion) hair color. Pink? Teal?

Rainbow highlights, anyone? I’d approve or not approve someone in passing, almost without realizing it.

And then one day as I mentally assessed someone’s hairstyle or makeup or who knows what, these words crossed my mind: made in the image of God. That short phrase threw a virtual roadblock up in front of my judgmental attitude.

Straight from today’s key verse, Genesis 1:27 is a powerful reminder: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them.”

Every person I cross paths with is made in God’s image. Yes, they may decide to decorate themselves with piercings or an unusual hairstyle or outfit. They may wear a lot of eyeliner or none at all. None of these things negates what God declared: His image is imprinted on each and every one of them. Ethnicity doesn’t mar His image, either. Rather, different nationalities display God’s image in fascinatingly beautiful ways.

As I go through my day, I remind myself that each person I meet is created in God’s image. Yes, sometimes I may hesitate over someone’s outer appearance, but God looks at a person’s heart. And I don’t want to miss an opportunity to connect with someone on a more personal level because of what they look like.

Now when I see someone with a tattoo, I figure there’s a story there. If I recognize ink-scrawled words, I’ll ask what they say. Oftentimes it’s a favorite quote, and we can connect because I’m a quote aficionado. Or sometimes it’s in memory of a loved one, and I can honor that.

If I have time, I might compliment someone’s smile or hair color or fun shoes -- and when their eyes light up, I’m reminded the image of God shines inside of them.

Dear God, help me look past other people’s outward appearances -- what they’re wearing, how they do their hair -- and consider their hearts. I want to remember that each person I meet today is made in Your image. May I look for an opportunity to encourage someone today, reminding them they are special ... maybe even that they are loved by You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
1 Samuel 16:7, “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” (NIV)

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