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:凡事祷告(2018-1-13)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年01月13日 09:34

凡事祷告 WHAT TO DO WITH PROBLEM

“应当一无挂虑,只要凡事藉着祷告、祈求,和感谢,将你们所要的告诉上帝。” 腓立比书 4:6 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.  Philippians 4:6 TLB

遇到麻烦的时候,你会怎么样?你会忧虑吗?我们基本上都会的。但是忧虑能解决问题吗?当然不会。既然忧虑也不解决问题,何必忧虑?不要忧虑,不是说无所谓。希西家给了一个好的榜样。圣经说:“希西家从使者手里接过书信来,看完了,就上耶和华的殿,将书信在耶和华面前展开。希西家向耶和华祷告说:“坐在二基路伯上耶和华以色列的上帝啊,你是天下万国的上帝,你曾创造天地。耶和华我们的上帝啊,现在求你救我们脱离亚述王的手,使天下万国都知道惟独你耶和华是上帝!”(列王纪下 19:14-15, 19)

国难当头,希西家没有坐卧不安,而是向耶和华上帝献上诚挚的祷告。他一直坚持凡事祷告。所以,亚述王打到家门口了,他还是先祷告。上帝是听祷告的神,亚述王被击败。相比之下,我们很多时候,要么坚持靠自己,要么四处求人,到最后黔驴技穷,才想起上帝。学习希西家吧。遇到问题,先求上帝。他一定给你最清楚的答复。

What do you do when you have a problem? Do you worry? Most of us do. But does worrying solve the problem? No, it does not. Then if worry doesn’t solve the problem, why worry?Hezekiah gives us an idea for problem solving: “And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth…”Then Hezekiah prayed: “Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only” (2 Kings 19:14-15, 19).

Hezekiah’s unselfish prayer had a purpose, one that God could not ignore.Hezekiah, who was used to taking his problems directly to God, took the problem that the king of Assyria was about to attack Jerusalem to the Lord. And God answered and miraculously caused this powerful king to be defeated.Instead of tuning to God as a first resource, we so often turn to Him as a last resort. Follow Hezekiah’s formula. Turn to God first with your problems, for only He is capable of handling them in a way that will be in your best interest.


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