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0531 – Living for Christ 为基督而活

Some of us are called into full-time ministry whereas the rest are called into the marketplace but we have to KNOW it is really the Lord who has called us to do it. It is not God’s will for us to lose sleep over our business, job or ministry because He will take care of it if what we are doing is within His will. He will provide, He will grant wisdom and He will make a way when there is no way. This is how we experience God when He opens up a stream in the desert and a path in the wilderness. The question is the “house” that you are building, is it something that the Lord has asked you to build? Otherwise we labor and stay awake in vain. It is important for us to build something that the Lord has asked us because the burden will be upon God and NOT US!

How do we know whether it is the will of God? Jesus has taught us in the Lord’s prayer regarding the Heavenly Father’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. There is a heavenly plan for each and every one of our lives. He is the master craftsman who has created each of us in a unique manner with different talents and gifts. He has allowed us to be developed very differently for a purpose.

The prayer of Consecration helps us to know whether it is God’s will:
(i) Praying about the will of God for our lives.
(ii) Submitting ourselves to God’s will.
(iii) A prayer that you can pray repeatedly until God’s will is known.

Matthew 26:38-39 (NKJV) Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

Jesus, being 100% man and 100% God, was overwhelmed with sorrow in His soul with what He had to go through. The pain was so great to the extent that He shed blood. Yet, Jesus was submissive to God by praying to the Father regarding God’s will. He was following God’s will and it involved paying a price. Jesus went into the Garden of Gethsemane with two wills but came out with only one will, the Will of the Father.

Our soul will be under tremendous stress when we are faced with a stressful situation or the need to make a major decision especially when we are facing the unknown. We might be at a fork road in our lives where we need to choose to either change jobs, return home, marry someone, choose a university or any major investment.

Living for Christ is a consecrated life where we choose to live out the will of God in our lives, to walk in holiness and have the attitude of always wanting to submit to the will of God.

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为基督而活

我们中有些人受呼召成为全职服事,而其他人则在职场上驰骋,但我们必须明白,真正呼召我们的是主。神的旨意并不是要我们为我们的生意,工作或服事而失眠,因为如果我们所做的事是在神的旨意之内,神就会看顾我们。祂会供应,祂会赋予智慧,祂会在无路可走的境况下为我们开路。当神在沙漠开江河,在旷野开道路时,我们就这样经历到神。问题是你正在建造的“房屋”,是主要你建造的吗?如果不是,我们的劳力和儆醒便都是枉然 。对我们而言,重要的是要建造主要我们所建造的,因为这个担子是神的,而不是我们的!

我们怎么知道这是否是神的旨意?耶稣在主祷文中教导我们,愿天父的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。我们每个人的生命都有一个属天的计划。神是伟大的工匠,祂以独特的方式创造了我们每个人,并赋予了我们不同的天赋和才能。他允许我们为了目标而获得不同的发展。

分别为圣的祷告可以帮助我们知道这是否是神的旨意:
(i)为我们的生活向神祈祷祂的旨意。
(ii)顺服神的旨意。
(iii)可以重复祷告直到清楚神的旨意。

马太福音26:38-39 (耶稣)便对他们说,“我心里甚是忧伤,几乎要死。你们在这里等候,和我一同儆醒。”他就稍往前走,俯伏在地祷告说,“我父阿,倘若可行,求你叫这杯离开我。然而不要照我的意思,只要照你的意思。”

耶稣是百分之百的人,也是百分之百的神,祂将要经历的一切使祂内心充满了忧伤。痛苦如此之大,以至于祂为之流血。然而,耶稣通过向天父祷告寻求神的旨意,祂顺服了神。他要遵循神的旨意,这需要付出代价。耶稣带着两个旨意走进客西马尼园,但出来时只有一个旨意,就是天父的旨意。

当我们面对充满压力的环境,尤其是当我们面对未知却需要做出重大决策时,我们的心灵将承受巨大的压力。我们或许处于我们人生的一个岔路口,我们需要做出选择,是否要换工作,回家,结婚,选择上大学,或者重大的投资。

为基督而活是分别为圣的生活,我们选择在我们的生命中活出神的旨意,行事圣洁,凡事要顺服神的旨意。

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