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【双语灵修】葛培理:福音之门(2017-4-20)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年04月20日 10:54

福音之门 Open Door

读经

因为有宽大又有功效的门为我开了,并且反对的人也多。” 哥林多前书 16:9

There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me. 1 CO R I N T H I A N S 1 6 : 9

默想

你有没有撞过玻璃门?你以为门是开着的,实际上没有。嘭!头昏眼花。门的确在那里,但是是关闭的!更糟糕的是,旁边的人看见你撞门,都哈哈大笑。你很尴尬,又无可奈何,只好自认倒霉。关键是,脸还疼的厉害。

要发现打开的门,你要学会用上帝给你的一切恩赐:视力、听力、感觉。你要去找寻,上帝会带领你。听他圣灵的指引,寻求他的智慧。跟紧耶稣,不会迷路。耶稣不会带你走冤枉路。耶稣不会嘲笑你撞上了门。使徒保罗提到了上帝为他打开了宽大的门。但是不会因为门开了,一切就会容易或者完美,反对的人不少。保罗相信上帝给了他一个机会,让他在这个世界为主耶稣作伟大的见证。

Have you ever walked into a sliding glass door? You thought it was open but it actually wasn’t. Bam! It took you a moment to figure out that there was a door there, and that the door was closed. And the worst part was probably that all your friends or family were laughing at you. You just had to roll with it. So you smiled and maybe chuckled a bit. But ouch, your face hurt!

To find the open door, you must use all the resources God has given to you—sight, hearing, and senses. You must search for it. Ask God to lead you. Listen for his Spirit’s guidance and ask for wisdom. Stay close to Jesus so that you aren’t led the wrong way. He wouldn’t lead you the wrong way. Jesus wouldn’t trick you and laugh at you when you smash into a closed door. The apostle Paul wrote about a wide-open door God had opened for him as well. He didn’t assume everything would be easy or perfect because the door was open, but he knew God was giving him an opportunity to make a big impact in the world in which he lived.

祷告

耶稣,你给我机会,让我为你作见证。阿们。

Dear Jesus, lead me to the right opportunities, the ones you want me to go through. Amen.

行动

今天你穿过任何一扇门,都记得找寻上帝给你的机会,让你可以侍奉他,侍奉他人。

Every time you walk through a door today, remember to look for opportunities God is giving you to serve him and others.

 

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