他的同在

他的同在

His Indwelling Presence

并知道这爱是过于人所能测度的,便叫神一切所充满的,充满了你们。

弗3:19

. . . to know the love of Christ, which surpasses knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. —Ephesians 3:19

要想欣赏艺术,人们要么必须天生赋有艺术感,要么需要培训发展这种艺术感。只有相对少数人天生就有色彩感,形状感,以及协调感。这样的人,对艺术的热爱顺其自然。如果一个人的灵魂里没有艺术鉴赏能力,参观美术馆可以说是一件无聊的事。同样,一个人想要欣赏好的音乐必须有音乐感,或者发展这种音乐感。如果没有音乐欣赏的感觉,在交响音乐会或大都会歌剧院的演出时就会睡着。同样,神的事也是如此。

如果上帝不在你里面,谈论上帝就会成为一件沉闷和平淡无奇的事。如果圣灵不与你同在,没有照亮你的灵魂,教会聚会就会成为一个单调的事情,圣经就会变成一个令人厌烦的书。然而,这一切的美妙的事情是,上帝已经计划好我们的生命,这样,如果我们的心对圣灵是死的,神就会动工。

 

To appreciate art, one must either be born with an artistic sense or develop it by training. Only a relatively few people have an innate sense of color, form, and harmony. To such, a love for art comes naturally. Without an artistic appreciation in one’s soul, visiting an art gallery can be a boring affair. Likewise, to appreciate good music one must have music “in him” or develop it. Without a sense of music appreciation, it is possible to sleep through a symphony concert or a performance of the Metropolitan Opera. So it is with the things of God.

Talk about God can become dreary and lackluster if God isn’t in you. Church can become a drab thing and the Bible an irksome Book if the Holy Spirit does not illuminate your soul with His indwelling presence. The wonderful thing about it all is that God has planned life so that if our hearts are dead to spiritual things, something can be done about it.

今日祷告

全能的神啊,愿我每天能靠近你,被基督的爱充满。

Prayer for the day

Lord God Almighty, may I daily reach out to You and be filled with the love of Christ.