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:当为主劳力(2017-4-13)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年04月13日 11:05

为主劳力 Spend Energy

读经

不要为那必坏的食物劳力,要为那存到永生的食物劳力,就是人子要赐给你们的,因为人子是父上帝所印证的。” 约翰福音 6:27

“But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” JOH N 6 : 2 7

默想

你是否有过“浪费时间、白白劳力”的经历?你辛辛苦苦忙了半天,被别人问,有啥用?你当然非常沮丧。每天来来回回的班车,几个小时无聊的在线电影,去了超市又没有买到想要的水果。(这些都是世俗的吧?)

耶稣不希望你白白地劳力。他希望你珍惜你人生的每分每秒。但是你要明白,人生的目的和意义,乃是耶稣。跟随耶稣,追求生命,人生才有意义。寻求耶稣,与主同行,活在基督里,你才不会白白劳力。只有你尊主为先,你的人生才会有条有理。

Have you ever felt like you wasted your energy on something before? Have you been frustrated about something you were working on and asked with disgust, “What’s the use?” Perhaps the commute is driving you crazy. Maybe the last seven hours of your Netflix binge didn’t really improve your life after all. Maybe the effort you put into grocery shopping didn’t produce the sort of fruit you had hoped. (Get it? Grocery? Produce? Fruit? Just roll with it.)

Jesus doesn’t want you to waste your energy. He doesn’t want you to regret how you spent even one minute of your life. What gives purpose and meaning to all that you do, he says, is himself. Pursuit of him, and the life he gives, is worth every effort. You will know you are spending your energy wisely when you are seeking after Jesus and filtering all you do through him. Everything in your life will begin to fall into its proper place as you find your priority in Jesus.

祷告

耶稣,让我要做的,符合你的心意。阿们。

Dear Jesus, help me match my priorities with yours. Amen.

行动

认真灵修。今天,你如何寻求耶稣,为主劳力?

This devotional time was a great start. How else could you spend your searching for the life Jesus offers today?

 

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