02/01/2013 靈修筆記 Devotional Journal

經文 Scripture:創世記 Genesis 18:1-15

主題 Topic:耶和華向亞伯拉罕顯現 The Lord Appeared to Abraham

God Appeared to Abraham near the Trees of Mamre

摘要 Summary:神向亞伯拉罕顯現,亞伯拉罕接待祂,神再次確認明年他和撒拉會生一個兒子,撒拉卻暗笑不信,神指出撒拉心中的意念,並挑戰他們的信心說:「耶和華豈有難成的事嗎?」撒拉雖然否認自己有懷疑,但是神沒放過她。God appeared to Abraham, and Abraham received Him with great hospitality.  Then God confirmed once again that he and Sarah will have a son the following year, yet Sarah laughed to herself with disbelief.  God pointed out Sarah’s thought and challenged their faith, saying, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”  Even though Sarah denied the doubt in her mind, but God didn’t let go of her. 醫治者 Healer

上帝 God:是向祂百姓顯現的神;是不斷堅定祂應許,並增添我們信心的神;並且祂曉得我們深處的意念;祂期待我們誠實面對祂和我們自己。God is a God who appears to His people.  He is a God who will not stop affirming His promises in order to increase our faith.  And He knows our deepest thoughts, and desires us to face Him and ourselves honestly.

感恩 Thanksgiving:感謝主沒有忘記祢對亞伯拉罕的應許,也沒有因為亞伯拉罕和撒拉不信就收回祂的應許;並且主袮用話語一次次地加添亞伯拉罕的信心,使他至終成為信心之父、萬國的祝福!Thank You Lord for not forgetting Your promises to Abraham, and You didn’t take Your promises back despite their disbelief.  Time and again You strengthened Abraham’s faith with Your word so that he eventually became the father of faith and a blessing to the nations!

教導 Learning:要期待主在我的生活中彰顯,不要讓世俗的煩擾、生活的壓力、或五光十色的事物曚蔽了我屬靈的眼光;除了保守自己清心能以見主(太5:8),還要常常讓祂的話語充滿我的心,以免失了信心(羅10:17)。I need to expect God to show up in my life, and not let the worries of this world, pressures of my life, or other shining and blinking objects blind my spiritual sight.  In addition to keeping a clean heart so that I may see the Lord (Matt. 5:8), I also need to let His word filled my heart always so that I don’t lose faith (Rom. 10:17). 立定心志

應用 Application:我的心常被世界吸引勝過被神吸引,難怪我時常信心軟弱;應當關掉電腦,回到神的面前來追求祂自己,越多尋求,就越多渴慕。My heart tends to be drawn by the world more than by God, and that’s why my faith is often weak.  I need to turn off the computer and come back before God to seek after Him.  For the more I pursue Him, the more I will desire Him. 我心切切渴慕袮

聆聽 Listening:孩子啊,我從沒收回我對你的命定和呼召,不要失了信心,仰望尋求我的面,聽我給你愛的呼喚;不要被環境和景況給左右,乃要讓你所觸及的人事物都變成聖的。你是我的愛子,我喜悅你。Child, I never take back my calling and destiny for you.  Don’t lose your faith, but look upon and seek after my face; listen to my call of love to you.  Do not let the environment and circumstances sway you, but make everything and everyone you touch holy.  You are my son, with whom I am well pleased.

禱告 Prayer:主耶穌,謝謝袮的話語加添我心裡的力量,讓我能勝過試探,持守在袮應許的道路上。我雖然有時失信,但主袮總不失信,並且在袮沒有難成的事,袮必會幫助我走過我所面臨的每一個挑戰和艱難。奉耶穌的名,阿門。Lord Jesus, thank You for increasing my inner strength with Your word, so that I can overcome temptations and remain steadfast on Your promised path.  Even though I sometimes lose faith, but You are always faithful.  And nothing is impossible for You; You will help me walk through all the challenges and difficulties that I face.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

Comments

  1. 謝謝Will弟兄的分享,這個靈修筆記是我昨天在禱告會分享的格式,今天Will就操練使用了。如果你還不太會寫靈修筆記,可以參考Will的範本,寫出當天經文的大綱,然後寫今天的經文讓你看到上帝有什麼屬性,第三是經文中有什麼讓你感恩的,第四是你從今天經文裡所學習到的真理或教導,再來是你要如何應用或實踐在生活中,第六花一點時間安靜聆聽神透過經文對你說什麼話(這裡通常是用第一人稱),最後寫下你回應的禱告。這樣的靈修筆記會讓你更深刻的進入QT的經文裡面,讓我們一起來操練QT、寫靈修筆記!

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