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。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:有求你的,就给他(2017-8-12)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年08月12日 10:42

助人为乐 Be Generous

读经

“有求你的,就给他;有向你借贷的,不可推辞。”  马太福音 5:42

“Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.”  MAT T H EW 5 : 4 2

默想

周末一大早,你还在梦乡里,同伴跟你说:兄弟,帮忙抬个东西啊?你觉得很痛苦,多想再睡一小会儿。忙碌了一个星期,自己也该好好休息和调整。抬东西,肯定是出力出汗。想到这,是不是就腿发软、背发凉?再说,他肯定一分钱也不会付,肯定又是白干。

别忘了,这是人家请你帮忙。不要随意就拒绝人家。很多时候,就是身边的人需要你,而不是陌生人。如果你实在不能帮忙也没关系,但是如果真的只是举手之劳,你都不愿意,你和别人还怎么相处?做好事,从身边开始。只要他们找你,你就甘心乐意去帮助。

There is a dreaded moment when your buddy asks you, “Can you help me move my things?” You would much rather be lazy—after all, it’s a beautiful day for a nap. You’ve had a somewhat busy week and you were hoping to chill. And if you help, you’re just going to get sweaty. And now that you think about it, your back feels a little bit stiff. Your knees suddenly begin to throb. And your pocketbook started crying because your friend probably isn’t even going to pay you anything.

This is a favor for a friend. It is too easy to want to say no to someone who could use your help. But think about this for a moment—it usually isn’t strangers asking you to come to their rescue; it’s those who are close to you. If you truly cannot help, that’s one thing, but if you can help and choose not to help, then what does that say about your friendship? Make a simple but remarkable difference in the lives of those around you. If they take the initiative to reach out to you, take the initiative to reach back to them.

祷告

耶稣,求你赐我仁爱的心,努力帮助身边的人。阿们 

Dear Jesus, help me get off my behind and help others today. Amen.

行动

只要能力许可,一定答应身边的人,帮助他们。

As long as it is within your means, practice saying yes to requests for help today.


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