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:当寻求那可寻着的上帝(2017-4-17)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年04月17日 08:40

寻求上帝 Seek

读经

你们要先求他的国和他的义,这些东西都要加给你们了。” 马太福音 6:33

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” MAT T H EW 6 : 3 3

默想

寻求大脚印,已经成为一些人的强迫症。他们可以不远万里、长途跋涉,去探索那些所谓的巨型动物。他们也为之耗费巨资,购买隐身装备、追踪仪器、野外生存设备。 只要有线索,他们甚至不惜穿梭在各大洲之间。

寻求大脚印,显然不可能是每个人都可以去做的。寻求上帝,却是可能的。我们真不如把火热的心献给上帝。我们寻求上帝,每个人都可以分享他天国的恩典,得到盼望、帮助、更新和自由。为了天国,我们要花费时间和精力;为了天国,我们要每天警醒、仰望上帝;为了天国,我们要让上帝进入我们的生命;为了天国,我们也要上帝在我们身边。我们经常看不到上帝,因为我们不去求他。你求什么,才能得什么。今天,我们要反思,我们在求什么。

Finding Big Foot has become an obsession for some people. They’ll go to great lengths to find the creature, even spending thousands of dollars on camo gear, tracking devices, and all-night surveillance equipment. Some will travel around the continent pursuing alleged sightings.

Tracking Big Foot certainly isn’t a lifestyle that’s right for everyone, but pursuing God certainly is. What if we had that much passion in our pursuit of God? God has established a kingdom that offers hope, guidance, restoration, and freedom for anyone who wants to be a part of it. What might we find if we spent our energy seeking God’s kingdom? What if we kept a vigilant eye

open for God’s reign throughout each day? What if we began to expect to find him rummaging in our life? And what if we anticipated spotting him in the community around us? Perhaps we often miss what God is doing because we are often not looking. What people seek defines their lives. It’s time to ask ourselves what we seek today.

祷告

主耶稣,让我仰望你的国度。让我换换思路,经常可以看到你。阿们。

Lord Jesus, keep me watchful for your kingdom today. Help me find you at work in circumstances I hadn’t considered before. Amen.

行动

今天一天都寻求上帝。在自然和创造上,在时间上,在与人交流上,努力寻求上帝的带领。

Seek God’s kingdom throughout your day today. Saturate your thoughts with a search for God’s reign in creation, in timing, and in interactions.

 

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