《竭诚为主》2月13日 专一的听

        请说,仆人敬听。(撒上三10)


        我在某一件事上专一听神,并不表示我凡事都听从他。我的灵与心志对他的话反应迟钝,正表示我不爱神,也不尊敬他。若我爱朋友,自然体察他的需要。耶稣说:“你们是我的朋友。”这一周里,我有没有违背主的命令呢?我若明白那是主的命令,就不会故意违背了。但我们多数蔑视神,根本不听神在说什么,似乎神从未说过话一般。


        属灵生活的极峰,就是达到与耶稣基督合而为一,常常听神说话。神也时常听我(约十一41),若我与耶稣基督联合,就会随时随地专心听他。一朵百合花、一棵树、一位神的仆人,都可以带来神的信息。叫我听不到神的,是缠累我的其他事物。我不肯听他,是我心有外婺,不在适当的事上专心。我只专注在事物上、事奉上、信念上。神只管说,我却置若罔闻。婴孩的态度始终是:“主啊,请说,仆人敬听。”要是没有培养好这种专心聆听的习惯,就只能在某些时刻听到神的声音,其他时间却被世务缠身,无法摆脱。于是我向神就是聋了耳,没有孩子的样式。我今日听见神的声音没有?


        祈祷◆噢,主啊,我要称颂你声音的语调和能力,你的语调带着温柔和满有恩典的爱;你的语调亦带有自然界强大风暴的能力。主啊,让你荣耀的声音在这地方被听闻,亦让我的灵得以听见。


        February 13 The Devotion of Hearing


        Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears’ —1 Samuel 3:10


        Just because I have listened carefully and intently to one thing from God does not mean that I will listen to everything He says. I show God my lack of love and respect for Him by the insensitivity of my heart and mind toward what He says. If I love my friend, I will instinctively understand what he wants. And Jesus said, “You are My friends . . .” (John 15:14). Have I disobeyed some command of my Lord's this week? If I had realized that it was a command of Jesus, I would not have deliberately disobeyed it. But most of us show incredible disrespect to God because we don't even hear Him. He might as well never have spoken to us.


        The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me (see John 11:41). If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing. A flower, a tree, or a servant of God may convey God's message to me. What hinders me from hearing is my attention to other things. It is not that I don't want to hear God, but I am not devoted in the right areas of my life. I am devoted to things and even to service and my own convictions. God may say whatever He wants, but I just don't hear Him. The attitude of a child of God should always be, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” If I have not developed and nurtured this devotion of hearing, I can only hear God's voice at certain times. At other times I become deaf to Him because my attention is to other things— things which I think I must do. This is not living the life of a child of God. Have you heard God's voice today?


 

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