蕭祥修 牧師 & 蔡晶玫 牧師 - 從渴慕到相遇 |20210314

蕭祥修 牧師 & 蔡晶玫 牧師 - 從渴慕到相遇 |20210314

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Today we are talking about "From Longing to Encountering" 今天我們講到從渴慕到相遇 It seems our longing for God 好像我們對神的渴慕 How can we really encounter God from our longing 我們如何能夠從渴慕當中 How can we really encounter God from our longing 變得真的跟與神相遇 When I was thinking about this topic 我在想這個主題的時候 I think of during my high school 我就想到我高中的時候 Something interesting happened 發生一件有趣的事 My first love started in high school 我的初戀是從高中開始 Please turn to your neighbor, "That is not appropriate" 請你跟旁邊說 不太適合 When I was in high school 我高中的時候 I really liked a girl from our church at that time 很喜歡我們那時候教會的一個女生 I remember 那我就記得 I knew she rode a bicycle to school 我知道她上學都騎腳踏車 Both of us were high school students 她也是高中 我也是高中 I rode a bicycle to school, too 那我上學也騎腳踏車 I knew which way she went 我都知道她騎哪一條路 So I rode on the same path as hers 所以我就跟她騎同一條路上 We would see each other every morning and say hello 所以每天早上我們都會 We would see each other every morning and say hello 都會見個面 打個招呼 "Hi, Hello" 嗨 哈囉一下這樣子 Then I had a strong feeling 然後我就有一個很深的感受 If I want to see her 如果我想要看到她 I have to walk on the same road with her 我就必須要跟她走在同一條路上 So if you want to encounter God 所以如果你要與神相遇 Let's read a Scripture together 我們一起讀一下一句話 來 To encounter God 要與神相遇 You need to walk with Him on the same path 你需要與神走在同一條道路上
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This means you have to be willing to 這意謂著你需要願意 Learn to love God and obey His commands 你需要願意學習愛神 Learn to love God and obey His commands 並遵行祂的命令 Obey His commands is to walk on His path 就遵行祂的命令 Obey His commands is to walk on His path 走在祂的道路當中 To me, "From longing to encountering" is the process of growing up in my life 我對於從渴慕到相遇 To me, "From longing to encountering" is the process of growing up in my life 遇見神這件事情 To me, "From longing to encountering" is the process of growing up in my life 我生命當中成長的過程 I have some learning 我有一些的學習 I would like to share a little bit with you today 今天也跟大家有一點分享 I grew up in church since I was a kid 我記得我在從小就在教會長大 I have been in church since Sunday school 從主日學我就在教會 Actually God was quite abstract to me 可是說真的神對我來講 Actually God was quite abstract to me 還是蠻抽象的 When I was in the middle school 到了我上國中的時候 I attended a devotional meeting 我參加了一次的靈修會 In that devotional meeting 在那個靈修會裡面 Pastors and elders of the church 教會的牧師長老 And some counseling brothers and sisters 還有一些輔導哥哥姊姊們 They told us not only to participate in the church 就跟我們說 你除了參加教會之外 But also to live a spiritual life every day 你自己還要每一天有靈修生活 Which is QT that we are talking about 就是我們現在講的QT You have to read a Scripture 然後你要讀一段聖經 Then spend some time in prayer 然後有一段時間禱告 You have to come close to God like this 你要這樣子來親近神 Come close to God in person 個人來親近神 I was a very obedient child during my middle school and high school 我國中高中的時候 I was a very obedient child during my middle school and high school 是一個很乖的孩子 I tried my best to do what people said 人家怎麼說我盡量就會照這樣做
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So at that time 所以我那時候 After the devotional meeting was over 那個靈修會一結束之後 I went back to my normal life 我就我回到我的正常生活裡面 And I did what they said 我就照他們所說的 Every day I read a small section of Scripture 我每一天就讀一小段聖經 I started to QT 我就開始靈修 And I started to pray 開始 開始禱告 I also wrote notes every day 每一天而且我還做筆記 I still keep my notes from the middle school 我那個國中的筆記 I still keep my notes from the middle school 我到現在都還留著 I find it interesting 我覺得很有意思 I think 我就覺得 If I really do what pleases God 如果我真的去照神所喜悅我的去做 Then God will let me encounter Him there 那麼神就會讓我在那裡遇見祂 Later, when I was QT 我在後來在靈修的時候 One thing which really frustrated me 我覺得有一個事 One thing which really frustrated me 讓我比較挫折就是 The Bibles I read were my parents' 我看的聖經都是我爸爸媽媽的聖經 I didn't have my own Bible 我沒有自己的聖經 So I prayed to God 那時候我就跟上帝做一個禱告說 "Lord, can I have my own Bible?" 上帝能不能給我一本我自己的聖經 Instead of using my parents' Bibles 而不是都用我爸爸媽媽家裡的聖經 Those were very old and traditional Bibles 那些都是很古老很傳統的聖經 I really wanted to have my own copy of Bible 然後我就很想要擁有一本
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I really wanted to have my own copy of Bible 自己的聖經 Then I prayed to God 然後我就跟上帝禱告說 "Please give me a copy of Bible, okay?" 請祢給我一本聖經 好嗎 "I want to have a Bible that belongs to me" 我希望有一本屬於我自己的聖經 And I told God specifically 而且我特別跟神說 I want a bigger size Bible 我要的是那種比較大本的 The chain reference Bible 那種串珠的聖經 Which can link to other Scriptures when it talks about the same thing 也就是它那個聖經可以去串到 Which can link to other Scriptures when it talks about the same thing 別的經文講到同樣的事情的時候 You can look up in the same Bible 你會可以查考到同樣的聖經 When it talks about the same thing 在講到那件事情 A chain reference Bible is a thicker and larger Bible 串珠聖經本 A chain reference Bible is a thicker and larger Bible 那是一種比較厚的比較大本的聖經 I told God 我就跟神說 "Lord, I want to have a Bible like that" 主 我希望擁有一本那樣子的聖經 After I prayed, I forgot about it 然後我禱告完 我也忘記了 The Christmas that year 但是在那一年的聖誕節 My second brother, Francis 很特別 我的二哥Francis The Francis who is in Irvine Banner Church in the United States now 現在在美國爾灣旌旗教會的Francis For some reasons 他在不知道為什麼 He had a prompting 他那一年就有一個感動 At that time he was studying at Tamkang University 他是那時候他在讀淡江大學 He sent two packages 他就寄了兩個包裹 One was for my third brother and one was for me 一個送給我三哥 一個送給我 There were copies of Bible in both packages 那兩個包裹裡面就是聖經 When I got the package, I was a little surprised 我拿到包裹的時候 When I got the package, I was a little surprised 我有一點嚇一跳 The size was similar to what I had imagined 那個大小跟我想像的有點類似
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Then after I opened it 那我把它打開之後 I was surprised to find out that it was the chain reference Bible 我很驚訝的發現正是串珠本聖經 I was really excited and very happy 我真的覺得非常的興奮 I was really excited and very happy 非常的高興 I felt God listened to my prayer 我覺得神聽我的禱告 I had encountered God for the first time 我第一次遇見神 I have a profound feeling 我有很深刻的感受就是 When I am serious about devotion and QT 當我真的認真去靈修 QT When I read the Word of God and pray 去讀神的話 去禱告的時候 I really feel that God let me encounter Him and manifested Himself to me 而我真的覺得神就讓我遇見祂 I really feel that God let me encounter Him and manifested Himself to me 而且真的向我顯現 I believe during that time 我相信在那段時間 Many teenagers also participated in that devotional meeting like me 也許有很多的青少年 Many teenagers also participated in that devotional meeting like me 也跟我一樣都參加那個靈修會 But not everyone do their daily devotion or QT when they go home 但是也許不是所有的人回去都會 But not everyone do their daily devotion or QT when they go home 去QT 去靈修 Nor read the Word of God and pray 去讀神的話 去禱告 Nor spend time with God every day 每一天花一點時間 But I think I am really longing for God 但是我就覺得我很渴慕神 I really want to know more about God 我很想更多的認識神 I would do it 我就願意這樣子做 Then on this path 然後我就在這條路上面 I started to encounter God 我就開始遇見神 I began to experience God manifesting Himself to me 開始經歷神向我顯現 In fact, I started doing this before my junior high school year 其實不只國一國二的時候 In fact, I started doing this before my junior high school year 那個時候我開始這樣子 Because of this 也因為這樣子 I started to develop the habit of daily devotion 我開始養成靈修的習慣 Until now 從那時候一直到現在 This is very, very helpful for my life 這對我的一生 This is very, very helpful for my life 有非常大非常大的幫助
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From junior high school 而且從國中開始 I started learning to play guitar by myself 我自己開始學會彈吉他 There was a song that influenced me very much 那時候有一首歌非常非常的影響我 That song is called "Every Day" 那首歌叫做每一日 I would like to invite Jing Heng 我今天想請景恒 Treat him as me in the middle school 把他當作國中的我 I asked him to sing this song 我請他來唱這首歌 Back then, when I came home from school 那時候我幾乎每天放學回家 I sang this song and played guitar almost every day 就彈著吉他唱這首歌 This song helped me to long for God 而且這首歌很幫助我渴慕神 更深刻认识祢 更虔诚敬爱祢 To see you more clearly, to love you more dearly Geng shenke renshi ni Geng qiancheng jingai ni Let's give Jing Heng a big hand 我們給景恒一個掌聲好嗎 Hearing him singing reminded me of my high school 我聽他在唱就好像想到我國中 I played the guitar and sang this song every day after school 我每天放學就拿著吉他 I played the guitar and sang this song every day after school 就唱這一首歌 I think there is a longing in me 我覺得在我裡面有一個渴慕 I want to know Him more 我想更多的認識祂 I want to love Him more and follow him closer 我想更深的愛祂 更緊緊的跟隨祂 Since I slowly developed such a habit 也因為我慢慢養成這樣的一個習慣 Devotional and the habit of getting close to God 靈修 還有親近神的習慣 I think started from middle school 我覺得我從國中開始
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I have experienced many things from God 我覺得我經歷到神很多事情 Other than what I just said 除了我剛才說 I got the Bible that I prayed for 我得到那本我禱告的聖經之外 God also helped me a lot in my high school entrance exam 我高中聯考上帝也幫助我很多 He helped me from a state of mediocre grades 讓我在成績很平平的狀態之下 To be admitted to Taichung First Senior High School 我可以考上台中一中 At that time, I felt God gave me a big blessing 是我那時候我也覺得 At that time, I felt God gave me a big blessing 神給我一個很大很大的祝福 Later in my senior high school 後來在我高中的時候 I also continued to get close to God 我也繼續這樣子親近神 I found that God has given me a lot of help in my schoolwork 我發現神都在我的課業上面 I found that God has given me a lot of help in my schoolwork 都有給我很多很多的幫助 I realized that if we are willing to choose to walk on God's path 我發現真的如果我們願意選擇 I realized that if we are willing to choose to walk on God's path 走神的道路 Love God and obey the Word of God 愛神然後遵行神的道 God will love us and manifest myself to us 神就會愛我們 God will love us and manifest myself to us 而且神會向我們顯現 The Bible says, "To those who by persistence in doing good" 聖經上說 凡恆心行善 Let's read this together. Please 我們一起讀一下 來 I remember when I was a student 我記得我在學生時期 One of the questions I think about most often is 我最常常想的一個問題就是 What is the purpose of life here on earth? 人活在世界上到底要幹什麼 I observed my father and mother 然後我觀察我的爸爸媽媽 They were busy providing three meals a day 他們都是為三餐為生活在忙碌 My father worked hard to earn money 我爸爸努力的工作賺錢 He brought his salary home 把薪水拿回家 I am part of the postwar baby boom 那時候我算是戰後嬰兒潮
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At that time, Taiwan's economy was not very good 那時候台灣經濟沒有很好 Their work and financial pressures were great 那他們的工作經濟壓力都非常的大 I saw my mother busily cooking three meals every day 然後我就看著我的母親 I saw my mother busily cooking three meals every day 每天忙著煮三餐 First it was breakfast. After breakfast she prepared lunch 早餐 早餐煮完之後就預備午餐 She prepared lunch boxes for us kids 預備孩子們的中午的便當 After finishing that, she went to buy groceries 然後預備完之後 又去買菜 In the afternoon she prepared 然後接著又預備下午 When we kids returned home she prepared dinner 孩子們回來要預備晚餐 Every day she was like a spinning top 我就每天好像看見她 Every day she was like a spinning top 台灣話叫做好像打陀螺這樣 Preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner 就是預備早餐 預備午餐預備晚餐 Then there was dinner. After we kids ate dinner 然後晚餐 孩子們吃完飯 She had to hurry and get us bathed 就趕快打點孩子們洗澡 Then get us to bed 然後趕他們上床睡覺 The next morning when she woke up 然後第二天一早起來 She would again cook breakfast, lunch and dinner 又是一樣煮早餐煮午餐 煮晚餐 That seems so boring, you know? 然後我就看得很厭煩 你知道嗎 I thought do people only live to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner? 我就覺得難道人生活著 I thought do people only live to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner? 就是煮早餐煮午餐煮晚餐嗎 Do people only try to survive? 難道人活著就是維繫生活而已嗎 Only try to make ends meet? 維繫生命而已嗎 I felt that if this is all there is to life 我覺得如果我的人生要這樣子過 Then, this kind of life is very boring 我覺得這樣的人生非常的無聊 So I wondered if there is one kind of thing 所以我就覺得有沒有一種事情
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A kind of answer 有沒有人生有沒有一種答案就是 Could I do one thing that is of everlasting value and meaning? 我可以去做一件事情 Could I do one thing that is of everlasting value and meaning? 它是具有永恆的價值跟意義的 If I want to do that thing 如果有我要去做那件事情 I don't want to just get caught up in a cycle 我不要做一種只是去循環 Or a routine 只是一個重覆 In which I have to follow a schedule 只是一個按照時間表 That kind of life 運作的一種人生而已 I don't like that kind of life and I'm not willing to live that kind of life 如果是這樣子人生 I don't like that kind of life and I'm not willing to live that kind of life 我不喜歡 我不願意 I don't like that kind of life and I'm not willing to live that kind of life 我不想要過這種人生 I want to live a life of everlasting value 我想要過一種具有永恆價值的人生 But where could I find this answer? 可是哪裡可以找得到這種答案呢 In this world is it possible to find the answer to the question of what is a life of eternal value? 好像這個世界上你可以找到 In this world is it possible to find the answer to the question of what is a life of eternal value? 有永恆價值人生的答案嗎 Later in the Bible in First John I read 後來我在聖經的約翰一書 Chapter two, verse 17 第2章17節 I saw an answer there 我看到一段答案 Let's read this Scripture, shall we? Please 我們來讀一下這段話好嗎 來 Please underline the sentence, "Whoever does the will of God abides forever", ok? 請你把惟獨遵行神旨意的 Please underline the sentence, "Whoever does the will of God abides forever", ok? 是永遠常存 下面畫一條線好嗎 I think I found an answer in this Scripture 我想我從這段聖經節 I think I found an answer in this Scripture 我找到一個答案 Living in this world 如果人活在這個世界上 You want to escape being busy just to survive 你想跳脫一種只有為生活忙碌 Just working for three meals a day 只有為三餐 Being busy just to survive 只有為活下去忙碌的意義而活
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That is temporary 那麼那個是非常短暫的 That is very limiting 那都是非常有限的 One day all that will pass 有一天都要過去 The Bible says there is one thing that is eternal 聖經說只有一件事情是永遠常存 That is living in this world 就是你活在這個世界上 If you do this thing 如果你做這件事情 Then, in this world 那我們在世界上 Every second and every minute is of eternal value 所過的每一分每一秒 Every second and every minute is of eternal value 都是有永恆價值的 I found an answer in this Scripture 我在這段聖經節我找到一個答案 So, I said to God, "Ok, if it is like this" 就是 所以我就跟神說 好 So, I said to God, "Ok, if it is like this" 如果這樣子的話 "Then I want to do Your will" 那我想要遵行祢的旨意 "In this life" 我想我這一生 "I want to seek and do Your will" 我要尋求遵行祢的旨意 So, the Scripture we just read 所以我們剛剛讀的那一段聖經說 To those who by patience in well doing seek for 凡恆心行善尋求榮耀尊貴 Glory and honor and immortality 和不能朽壞之福的 Please underline the word "immortality" 請你把不能朽壞之福的畫一條線 It is just that you don't want to purse immortality 就是你不想追求能夠朽壞的 Rather many people purse the desires of this world 就是這世界上的情慾 Rather many people purse the desires of this world 是很多人追求的 Maybe it is more money or a more enjoyable life 也許更有錢 更享受人生 But the Bible says that one day these will pass 但是聖經說這一些有一天都要過去 Only if you do God's will can you abide forever 可是只有遵行神旨意的是永遠常存
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So, I said to God 所以我就跟神說 "Ok. I want to be a person who does the will of God" 好我也要成為一個遵行神旨意的人 In the Bible there is a very special person 然後聖經上有一個人物很特別 When I see how the Bible describes him, I am very envious 我看到聖經描述他 我非常羨慕 This person is David 這個人就是大衛 In the Book of Acts is this description of David 在使徒行傳這裡有一段敘述 Let's read it together, shall we? Please 描述大衛我們一起讀一下好嗎 來 In the Bible there is this conclusion about David 我想聖經上對大衛 In the Bible there is this conclusion about David 一個蓋棺論定的說法就是 He is a person who will do all God's will 是一個願意凡事遵行神旨意的人 I feel that this is a very special description that God uses for a person's life 我覺得神對一個人的一生 I feel that this is a very special description that God uses for a person's life 做這樣的描述 我覺得就很特別 When I read the story of David's life 那當我去讀 When I read the story of David's life 大衛的一生的故事的時候 I discovered that David was a warrior 我發現大衛是一個戰士 He was often victorious on the battlefield 而且他是沙場常勝軍 He often won the battles he fought 他常常打勝仗 But if you read about David's life in detail 但是如果你仔細讀大衛的生平 You will discover that 你會發現 David consulted God every time he went to fight a battle 大衛每一次要出去打仗的時候 David consulted God every time he went to fight a battle 他都問神 He did not use his own successful experience 他不會用自己的成功的經驗 Or his past principles to fight a battle 用他過去的法則來打這一場戰爭 He asked God, "God, can I fight and how should I fight this battle?" 他都問神說 神 這次我能不能打 He asked God, "God, can I fight and how should I fight this battle?" 而且要怎麼樣打這場戰爭 Every time, God gave him instructions, new methods to face a new battle 神每次都指示他新的方法
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Every time, God gave him instructions, new methods to face a new battle 來面對這場新的戰役 So David had a heart of reverence for God 所以大衛裡面有一顆敬畏神的心 He did not use his own experience 他沒有用自己的經驗 He did not use his own cleverness 沒有用自己的聰明 He did not use his own abilities to fight 沒有用自己的能力來打仗 He relied on God and sought out God's will 他都是倚靠神尋求神的旨意 So, the Bible says 所以聖經上說 God says he is a person who does all God's will 神說他是一個凡事遵行我旨意的人 When I see a life like David's 那我看到大衛的一生這樣子 I am envious 我就很羨慕 I said to God 我就跟神說 "God, I really want to become someone like David" 神 我也很想成為像大衛這樣的人 "I want to be someone you say does all Your will" 我願意成為一生被祢說 I want to be someone you say does all Your will" 是願意遵行的祢的旨意的人 Let's read the next Scripture that is also from the Book of Acts 我們來看接下來看使徒行傳 Let's read the next Scripture that is also from the Book of Acts 接下來我們繼續來讀 來 Ok. It seems that the Bible is 好 這聖經上看起來好像是說 He didn't receive eternity 他並沒有得到永恆 He didn't see corruption 他已見朽壞 David was also a prophet 但是其實並沒有 大衛也是先知 Let's read this next Scripture 我們再讀下面這一段聖經節 Chapter two, verse 30 在2章30節 來 That is Jesus Christ 那立一位就是耶穌基督 And speaking of Jesus Christ 而且論到耶穌基督 David wrote this in Psalm 16, verse 10 大衛在詩篇16篇第10節有一句話 Let's read it together. Please 我們一起讀一下 來 So, he knew that in the future, among his descendants 所以他知道未來他的後裔當中 There would be one who broke the power of death 有一位會來打破死亡的權勢 He would overcome death 祂會勝過死亡 He would not decay in the underworld 祂會 不會朽壞在陰間裡面
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So, God called him to be raised from death 所以神會叫祂從死裡復活 Let's read the next Scripture. Please 我們再讀下面一段聖經節 來 Ok. Let's continue to verse 31. Please 好 我們繼續讀31節 來 So, David knew 所以大衛知道有一個 A person who pursued God's will 一個追尋神旨意的人 David was very clear 大衛心裡面很清楚 Although that was during the time of the Old Testament 雖然他那時候還在舊約 He was not clear about the contents of the New Testament 他對新約的啟示還不是很清楚 But he was also a prophet. God told him in advance 可是他也是先知 神事先跟他講 A man who did all God's will 一個追尋神旨意的人 His flesh did not see corruption 他是他的肉身不見朽壞 Anyway, that is to say 反正也是就是說 He would receive an eternal reward 他是會得著永恆的獎賞 He would receive eternal life 會得著永恆的生命的 David knew in his heart 大衛心裡面知道 So I know 所以我知道 David was a person who pursued eternity 大衛是一個追求永恆的人 Please repeat after me, "David was a person who pursued eternity" 請你跟我說 大衛是追求永恆的人 Actually, God desires that while we live in this world we pursue eternity 事實上神渴望我們 Actually, God desires that while we live in this world we pursue eternity 活在這個世界上追求永恆 Only humans have the concept of eternity 事實上只有人類有永恆的意識 Let's read this Scripture from Ecclesiastes 我們來讀傳道書這裡有一句話好嗎 Let's read it together. Please 我們一起讀一下 來 God created everything at a certain time 神創造萬物都有一定特定的時間 He made us aware of eternity 祂使我們有永恆的意識 He placed the concept of eternity in our hearts 所以神把永恆的觀念 He placed the concept of eternity in our hearts 放在我們的心裡面
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So, every person 所以我們每一個人 If you are a human created by God 如果你是神所創造的人類 You have the concept of eternity 你就有永恆意識 Today I want to encourage everyone 那麼今天我要鼓勵大家的 The third point is 第三個重點就是 Choose to pursue the eternal meaning of life 要追求永恆生命的意義 I feel that this is an important part of your desire to know God 我覺得這是你渴慕神一個 I feel that this is an important part of your desire to know God 非常重要的內容 Then you may ask what is the meaning of eternal life 那你說那到底什麼是 Then you may ask what is the meaning of eternal life 永恆的生命的意義呢 I feel that is the world and its desires 我覺得就是這世界和其上的情慾 We just read this Scripture. Let's read it again 我們剛剛讀過 我們再讀一次好嗎 From First John 約翰一書這裡 When someone is willing to pursue eternal value and meaning 當一個人願意這樣追尋 When someone is willing to pursue eternal value and meaning 永恆的價值跟意義的時候 How does God repay them? 神怎麼報答他們呢 Let's read chapter two, verse seven of the Book of Romans 我們來讀羅馬書第2章第7節 來 David was a unique example in the Old Testament 大衛是舊約一個很特殊的例子 Although not very clear about the revelations in the Old Testament 雖然在舊約啟示還沒有很清楚 He had the concept of eternity 可是他裡面有永恆的意識 He desired eternity. He pursued eternal value 他渴望永恆 他追求永恆的價值 So David is a person who does all God's will 所以大衛凡事遵行神的旨意 Today I also want to encourage everyone 我今天也要鼓勵所有的人 This world and its desires will pass away one day 這世界跟其上的情慾 This world and its desires will pass away one day 有一天都要過去 But every second, every minute you are living in this world 可是你活在這個世界上的 But every second, every minute you are living in this world 每一分每一秒
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You can possess eternal value 其實它可以具有永恆的價值 That is when you are willing to obey God's will 那就是當你願意去 That is when you are willing to obey God's will 遵行神的旨意的時候 That has eternal value 它就具有永恆的價值 When I prayed like this and understood this 當我這樣子禱告了解之後 I said to God, "I ask You to help me" 我就跟神說 神 求祢幫助我 "Let me do Your will in my life" 讓我這一生可以遵行祢的旨意 "I want to pursue Your will" 我要追求遵行祢的旨意 "I hope that all the days of this life will have eternal value" 我希望我這一生所過的日子 "I hope that all the days of this life will have eternal value" 都具有永恆的價值 I feel that this is very important 我覺得這是非常重要 This is very important to me 對我來講非常重要 I am very happy that I have known God since I was very young 我很高興我從很小就認識神 I grew up in the church 而且從小就在教會長大 I have read the Bible and know these truths 而且有讀聖經知道這些的真理 God has helped me since I was young to pursue His will 神幫助我從很年輕的時候 God has helped me since I was young to pursue His will 就開始追求神的旨意 To understand God's will, to do God's will 明白神的旨意 遵行神的旨意 In this process, God has let me encounter Him many times 神在這個過程當中讓我多次遇見祂 I have encountered His grace for me 遇見祂對我的恩典 I have encountered His Salvation for me 遇見祂對我的拯救 I have encountered His help for me 遇見祂對我的幫助 Moreover, I have chosen to do His will 而且我選擇遵行神的旨意 One day not long ago 最近有一天 I was having a discussion with Pastor May 我在跟晶玫姊在討論的時候 And I told her 我就跟她說 I really thank God that when I was 35 我很感謝神 讓我在35歲的時候 I chose to build Banner Church 我選擇建立旌旗教會
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I had another choice at that time 那時候我有一個選擇 I could have chosen not to do this 我也可以選擇不要做這件 Because I would be paying a great price for this 因為這件事我會付上很大的代價 And I may not succeed 而且不一定會成功 But I told her 但是我就跟她說 It was great that we made the decision 還好那時候我們有做一個決定 We felt that God was leading us to build church 我們覺得上帝帶領我們要建立教會 So, we decided when we were young 所以我們就決定在年輕的時候 We built Banner Church in our 30s 三十幾歲的時候就建立旌旗教會 At that time, I thought 那時候我就想說 If I had waited till now to build Banner Church 如果我這時候 If I had waited till now to build Banner Church 才想要來建立旌旗教會 It would probably be too late 大概已經太慢了一點 If you know God is calling you 如果你知道上帝呼召你 To do something He wants you to do 去做一件神要你做的事 Something that God puts in your heart 神感動你做的事情 That is the will of God 那是神的旨意 Then, I encourage you to earnestly respond to God 我就鼓勵你 認真的這樣子回應神 God will lead you 神就一定會帶領你 God will help you 神一定就會幫助你 He will guide your path 神會指導你的道路 God will let you know 神會讓你知道 Actually, as long as you're willing to seek God's will 事實上只要你願意尋求神的旨意 God will make it clear to you 神會讓你明白祂的旨意的 God will 神會 Let's not lean on our own understanding 我們不要倚靠自己的聰明 Nor lean on our wit 不要倚靠自己的智慧 When we are willing to seek Him first in everything 當我們願意凡事上認定神 God will guide our way 神就必要指引我們的道路 God will guide us 神就必要引導我們
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And let us know 讓我們可以知道 How He is going to lead us to the way ahead 祂要怎麼樣帶領我們前面的道路 There were many crossroads in my life 我的一生有很多的岔路 But when I decided it in my heart 可是當我的心裡面決定 "Lord, I want to follow your will" 主我很想遵行祢的旨意的時候 I can feel that 我都可以感受到 God will show me the way 神會把那條路向我指示跟顯明 If you really want to follow God's will in your heart 如果你心中真的很想遵行神的旨意 I want to say this 我要這麼說 In fact, oftentimes, you know it in your heart 其實很多時候你心裡面是知道的 You can know God's will 你是可以知道神的旨意的 God wants to guide you; He will lead you 神就要帶領你 神會引導你 Step by step into His will 一步一步的走進祂的旨意 Think about it, if a kid tells his father 你想想看如果一個小孩子跟父親說 "Dad, I really want to know your will" 爸爸 我很想知道你的意思 "I really want to do your will" 我很想照你的意思做 But his father told him 可是爸爸跟他說 "I won't let you know my will" 我不讓你知道我的意思 I think there is no father like this 我想沒有這樣的父親 Not to mention our heavenly Father 更何況我們天上的父親更是如此 When you long for Him and want to encounter Him 當你渴慕祂 想跟祂相遇的時候 When you want to follow His will 想遵行祂的旨意的時候 He will surely guide you and show you the path 祂一定會來指導你 指引你的道路 And lead you to walk in His will 帶領你走在祂的旨意當中 This is a real experience in my life 這是我這一生很真實的經歷 When I long for God 當我渴慕神 When I walk in the path of God 我走在神的道路當中的時候
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Then, I would encounter God continuously 我就不斷不斷地遇見神 Ok, when it comes to longing for God 好 關於渴慕神這方面 I think May can also share some of her testimonies 我想請晶玫 I think May can also share some of her testimonies 也可以分享一點她的見證 Ok, I think Pastor Samuel was talking about 好 我想修哥剛剛談到就是說 It is like 好像我們在 When we are walking in God's will 我們走在神的旨意的 In God's leading 帶領裡面的時候 We will encounter God continuously 我們就會不斷地跟神相遇 I thought of what Samuel said when he wanted me to be his girlfriend 我就想起他跟我告白的時候講的話 Now I want to tell people your secrets 現在要把你的祕密說一下 I remember when he confessed his love to me, he said 我記得他跟我告白講一句話 他說 "Do you feel that it seems like God is leading us" 妳有沒有感覺神好像帶領我們 "And our paths seem to be getting closer?" 好像走的道路越來越靠近這樣子 "It seems like the paths of our lives" 好像我們人生的道路 "Are getting closer as we progress" 好像越走越靠近 In the beginning, maybe we were walking with a group of people 可能原來我們是走在 In the beginning, maybe we were walking with a group of people 一群人走在一起 Gradually, he felt that our ways are getting closer 慢慢慢慢他感覺好像我們越走越近 The direction of our visions 我們人生的異象方向 And our paths 還有我們的道路 They seemed to be getting closer and closer 好像越走越靠近 It was not a romantic confession, but it was quite practical 很不浪漫的告白 但是蠻實在的 When I confirmed with her again 我再次跟她確認 Was that really my confession? 我那天告白的內容是不是這樣子 She said it was good that you still remember it 她說還好我還記得這樣子
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So, I felt that when 所以我覺得當 When you walk on the path God has prepared for you 當你走在神為你預備的道路上面 God will provide everything you need 其實神會為你預備你所需要的一切 Actually, now Pastor Samuel is sick 其實是修哥現在在生病的時候 I said that everyday 我說每一天 When the day ended 每一天結束的時候 We count our blessings of the day 我們就數算了這一天的恩典 What we needed today 今天所需要的 God provided for us, and we lack nothing 上帝真的都為我們預備了一樣不少 And we have more that enough 而且豐盛有餘這樣子 Though we are in tribulations 我們雖然在困難中 There are still much grace 還是很多的恩典 And a lot of thanksgivings to give 很多的感謝這樣子 And I believe 那我相信 We will continue to walk in the will of God 我們會繼續走在神的旨意裡面 And I also believe God has prepared everything 我也相信一切神都已經預備了 And I also know how to use 而且也知道怎麼透過 All the journeys in our lives, in the peak or valley 所有我們生命的高高低低的旅程 To glorify His name 來榮耀祂的名 And I want to share some of my experiences and testimonies of seeking God 那我想我要分享一點關於我自己 And I want to share some of my experiences and testimonies of seeking God 追求神的一些經歷跟見證這樣子 And today I want to talk about how to go from longing for God to encountering God 那我想今天談到怎麼樣從渴慕 And today I want to talk about how to go from longing for God to encountering God 然後一直到跟神相遇 And I think it's very important that 那我想很重要的 If you have the longing for God, just like Pastor Samuel said 你沒有渴慕就像修哥說 Without the longing 沒有渴慕 He would not have waited on the way for the girl he liked 他就不會在路上等那喜歡的女生
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Without the longing 沒有渴慕 You won't do certain things 你就不會去做一些事情 Suppose you don't have the longing, God won't be here 假設你沒有渴慕 神就不會在這裡 When I started seeking God 我開始追求神的時候 I often have a feeling in me 我覺得在我的裡面常常有一種感覺 It feels like there is something missing in my life 就是我的生命好像少了什麼東西 I don't know if you have this kind of feeling or not 我不知道你有沒有這種感覺 Seemed like there is something missing 就是好像少了什麼 You may say, "God, I feel like I'm missing something" 你會說 神 我好像少了什麼 "And I don't know what that is either" 我也不知道那到底是什麼 "But I just don't feel contend, there is something missing" 但是就是不滿足 就是少了些什麼 I really like the Book of Isaiah, chapter 55 那我很喜歡以賽亞書的55章 Verses one to two, let's read it 1到2節 我們一起來讀好嗎 The Scripture talks about that 這個經文談到就是 When we feel discontent 當我們感覺到不滿足的時候 We would try to fill it with something 我們就會試著找一些東西來填它 We may go after money 我們可能會追求金錢啊 Love or achievement 愛情啊 成就啊 All kinds of materials or gourmets 各種的物質啊 美食啊 But that kind of happiness is momentary 可是那種快樂 都很短暫 After these, you would feel even more empty 之後你會覺得更加的空虛 It seemed like it's not enough 好像不夠 不夠 Like there is a discontent in my heart 好像心裡有一種不滿足 And what's worse is that 那更糟糕的是 In the past 你以前 You could be comforted or satisfied by those 可以稍稍可以安慰你 滿足你的
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But now, they cannot satisfy you 現在好像再也沒有辦法 But now, they cannot satisfy you 滿足你的時候 At that moment, I think you would start to feel 我覺得那個時候你就開始感到 "What then?" 那再來我該怎麼辦 I don't know if you have this kind of experience when you're seeking God 我不知道你有沒有這樣的 I don't know if you have this kind of experience when you're seeking God 追求神的生命經歷 I have this kind of experience 我自己有這樣的體驗 It's just like I'm at a phase 就好像到了一個階段 That seemed like nothing I do can truly satisfy my heart 好像做什麼 That seemed like nothing I do can truly satisfy my heart 都不能夠真正滿足我的心 If you have this kind of feeling 如果你有這種感覺 I want to congratulate you 我很恭喜你 This is the beginning of your longing for God 這是你開始很渴慕神的開始 Because God has removed those replacements of Him 因為神把一切 Because God has removed those replacements of Him 那些替代品都挪開了 And He stripped away those that make you satisfied and happy, they no long satisfy you 然後剝去能夠讓你滿足 And He stripped away those that make you satisfied and happy, they no long satisfy you 讓你快樂的 再也沒有辦法滿足你 I call this a holy discontent 我稱這個叫做神聖的不滿足 I believe this is the beginning of your longing for God 我相信這是你開始來渴慕神的開始 And so, here it talks about 那所以這裡講到說 Yes, we may spent a lot of efforts 對 可能我們花很多力氣 To look for this or that 找這個 找這個 找那個 But don't, what does it say here? 可是不要去 這裡說什麼 Don't spend money buying those that cannot satisfy you 不要花錢買那不足讓你能夠飽足的 Don't spend money buying those that cannot satisfy you 不足以讓你飽足的 Don't use what you worked so hard to earn 不要用你的勞碌得來 To buy those that cannot satisfy you 買那不使人飽足的 You are to listen to the word of God 你們要來聽神的話 I believe if you start to have this kind of feeling 我相信如果你開始有這樣的感覺說
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For me, many things in my past 我 很多東西我過去 If I was not in a good mood, I would be happy if I do these 如果心情不好 做了我就會開心 But they no longer make me happy now 可是現在好像沒有辦法 I believe it's the journey of starting longing for God 我覺得那就是開始渴慕神的旅程 There is a saying 有一句話說 People's desire in their heart 人們心中的渴望 Is a gift from God 是上帝賜給人類的一個禮物 Because with the desire 因為有渴望 We would start to seek after God 我們才開始會去追求神 And we start to tell God 我們對神開始說 "God, it seemed like there is something missing" 神啊 我好像缺少什麼 "I'm not satisfied" 我不滿足 "I really want to seek Your face" 我真的想要來尋求祢的面 The journey of a Christian 基督徒的旅程 It's God invitation to us 是上帝對我們發出的一個邀請 It's a journey of longing for Him 的一個渴望的旅程 I think, when start to feel 那我想 當你開始生命覺得 You cannot be satisfied 我沒有辦法滿足 You feel whatever you do, you cannot be completely satisfied 我覺得再怎麼樣都覺得有點不滿足 I believe God is inviting you 我覺得那是上帝開始在邀請你 To record this journey of longing for God 記錄這個渴慕神的旅程 And when you start to have some discontent 開始心中有一些不滿足的感覺 That is God waiting for you to cry out to Him 那就是神在等候你來跟神呼求說 "Lord, tell me what I need" 主啊 請祢告訴我到底缺少什麼 "What do I need?" 我到底需要什麼
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It's like the prayer of a Psalmist 就好像詩人的禱告 In the Book of Psalms chapter 63, verses one to two 在詩篇63篇1到2節 Let's read it. Please 我們一起來讀一下好嗎 I remember a time in my university years 我記得我在大學有一段時間 Though I was saved in high school 雖然我高中的時候重生得救 But you know, many people 可是你知道很多人 After they become believers, they stay there 信主之後永遠停在那個起點 They don't continue the journey of longing for Him 沒有繼續這個渴慕的旅程 And when I was in the university 那我到大學的時候 There was a period of time I felt that 有段時間我就覺得說 "God, Your Word" 神啊 祢講的話 "I didn't experience much of it" 很多的話都沒有經歷到 "I really want to know You and love You more" 我真的很想要更認識祢更愛祢 It's just like the song Pastor Samuel requested Jing Heng to sing 就像今天修哥請景恒唱的這首詩歌 I want to know You and love You more 我想要更認識祢 更愛祢 Because I feel that my spirit is thirsty 因為我覺得 我的靈裡覺得枯乾 I feel that there is discontent in my spirit 我覺得我的靈裡覺得不滿足 I felt that I could go further 我覺得我應該可以再往前去 So, there was a period of time, I kept on praying to God 所以有一段時間我一直的跟神禱告 But very interesting 但是很特別的是 Oftentimes, when we are determined to seek God earnestly 很多時候我們開始卯起來 Oftentimes, when we are determined to seek God earnestly 很認真要尋求神的時候 Our feelings might not necessarily become better 可是感覺不一定變得越來越好 I feel at that moment 我覺得那時候 I should have been going up 好像在應該要走上行之路
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But instead, I was going down 可是卻好像在走往下的路 Because the more I long for God 因為我越渴慕神 The more I see the insufficiency in myself 我越看見自己裡面的不足 Or the darkness in myself 還是自己裡面的黑暗 Or the incompleteness in myself 還是自己裡面的不完全 Then, we feel disappointed to ourselves 然後我就感覺到對自己越來越失望 We feel more and more frustrated 感覺到越來越挫折 And one day, I told God 有一天我跟神說 "God, don't I want to long for You?!" 神啊 我不是要渴慕祢嗎 "Do I not want to know You and love You more?" 我不是想要更認識祢 更愛祢 "But in my spirit, I feel worse and worse" 但是我在靈裡的感覺越來越糟糕 "I feel that I'm getting worse" 感覺自己越來越不好 Do you have this kind of feeling 你有沒有一種經驗 When you go to the country side 你到郊外去 And you remove a stone 然後你把一塊石頭搬開來 There are many bugs under it 可能裡面很多蟲 When they see the light 見到光的時候 They came out suddenly 瞬間都跑出來了 That's the kind of feeling 就是那種感覺 When you get closer to God, He is the light 當你越靠近神 祂就是光 When you get closer to Him 當你越靠近祂 The darkness and the incompleteness in you will be exposed under the light 你裡面的黑暗 你裡面的不完全 The darkness and the incompleteness in you will be exposed under the light 好像整個看得非常的清楚 So, in the spirit, we feel that 所以在靈裡面就覺得 It's getting worse 越來越糟糕 I prayed one day 有一天我禱告 "God, show me a picture" 神啊 給我看一個圖像 God said 神就說 "Did you not ask Me to fill you more" 妳不是要求我更大的充滿妳嗎
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"Did you not ask Me for greater manifestation to you?" 妳不是要求我向妳更大的彰顯嗎 "But take a look at the cup of your life" 可是妳看看妳生命的杯子 "It's two-third full" 三分之二都塞滿了 "It's full" 塞滿了 "So, the first thing I respond to your prayer is" 所以我回應妳禱告的第一件事情 "To let you see your cup" 就是讓妳看見妳的杯子 "It has so much other things" 塞了這麼多其他的東西 "And now, I'm enlarging the space" 現在我正在把這個空間加大 "I'm gradually taking out and cleaning up what is clogged up in you" 我把妳裡面塞住的東西 "I'm gradually taking out and cleaning up what is clogged up in you" 慢慢的拉出來 慢慢的清走 清乾淨 And I will give you the biggest fulfillment 然後我要給妳一個最大的充滿 And I said, "Lord, thanks for telling me this" 我就說 主啊 謝謝祢告訴我 "Or I would be frustrated" 不然我就要挫折 "Or I would have quit" 不然我就不想要繼續了 I believe many people are in the journey of longing and seeking for God 我想很多人在渴慕神 I believe many people are in the journey of yearning and seeking for God 尋求神這個旅程 Maybe you had setbacks in the middle of the journey 很多時候也許你到中途 Maybe you had setbacks in the middle of the journey 你就遇到很多挫折 And you felt disappointed about yourself 然後你越來越對自己感到失望 You didn't know why God showed you these problems of life 你不知道神為什麼 You didn't know why God showed you these problems of life 讓你看見這些你生命的難處 Or challenges, difficulties, or darkness 還是挑戰 還是困難 還是黑暗面 In the past, maybe through 3C or entertainments 以前可能可以透過很多3C啊 You tried not to look or think about them 娛樂啊 暫時不要看 不要去想他
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But when you honestly say, "Lord" 可是當你真的很認真說 主 "I want to love You, I want to know You" 我要更愛祢 更認識祢 "I feel empty" 而且我的生命好像一直沒有滿足 I believe God will start working in you 我覺得神會開始動工在你的裡面 He will clean up those clogged up places 然後把那一些塞住的地方清乾淨 And He is saying, "I will satisfy you fully" 然後祂說我要給你一個最大的充滿 "I will give you the greatest joy, a joy that satisfy" 我要給你一個 一個最大的喜樂 Just like the Bible says 滿足的喜樂 就像聖經說 "In Your presence is fullness of joy" 在祢面前有滿足的喜樂 "In Your belly is living water flowing from within" 在祢腹中有活水的泉源要湧出來 So at that time I kept saying to God 所以那時候當我不斷地跟神說 "Lord, now I understand, these setbacks are meant to deepen my desires for You" 主 那我知道了 這些挫折 "Lord, now I understand, these setbacks are meant to deepen my longing for You" 就是祢要加深我對祢的渴慕 Know in your life 你知道你生命當中 When you feel terrible about yourself 這一些覺得自己很糟糕不行的時候 You can pray a more earnest prayer to God 是可以跟神 You can pray a more earnest prayer to God 可以發出一個更迫切的禱告 Just like the psalmist said 就像詩人的禱告說 "Earnestly I seek You" 我的心切切的尋求祢 "In a dry and parched land" 我好像在乾旱 疲乏無水之地 "I thirst for You" 我非常的渴想祢 At that time 我覺得我那時候的 I felt my heart and my spirit was like that 心裡跟靈裡的感受就是這樣
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When the Spirit of God poured down on me 當神的靈澆灌我的時候 I was in great joy 我覺得那是極大的喜樂 It was like the curtain between God and me was torn in two 就是好像我跟神之間的那個隔閡 It was like the curtain between God and me was torn in two 那個帕子都挪開了 I had a real face to face interaction with Him 我跟祂有一個最真實面對面的 I had a real face to face interaction with Him 的交流 God becomes so real to me 我看見好像神是那麼真實 He was no longer abstract or far away from me 對我來講 不再是一個很抽象 遙遠 He is real 是很真實 And I understood one thing 那時候我明白一件事情 The distance between you and God is not very far 你跟神之間的距離 沒有很遠 The distance between you and God is just a desire's length 你跟神之間的距離 The distance between you and God is just a longing's length 就是一個渴慕的距離 It's close, as long as you longing for Him 就很近 你只要渴慕祂 As long as you turn to Him 你只要轉向祂 You will meet Him face to face 你就會跟祂面對面 You will see Him 你就會看見祂 God will start working in you 神會開始動工在你的裡面 And He will start to fill in you 然後祂會開始充滿在我們的裡面 So let's read the following Scripture 所以我們來看看下面這句話 So let's read the following Scripture 一起來讀這句話 People cannot be fully satisfied 人無法完全得到滿足 Unless he or she worship God 除非他敬拜上帝 Because we are created by His image 因我們是上帝按著祂形象所造的 Our hearts cannot be satisfied 我們的心得不到滿足 Unless we find rest in Him 除非我們在祂裡面找到安息 You know when God created us 你知道神造我們
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There is a place in us reserved for God 我們裡面有個位置是上帝的位置 But if we try to fill that place with something else 可是如果你試著要用別的東西 But if we try to fill that place with something else 來填滿它 We will never be satisfied 你永遠都不會滿足的 Until one day we feel like that prodigal son 直到有一天我們感到 Until one day we feel like that prodigal son 自己就像那個浪子一樣 Eventually we said, "Father, I want to go back to You" 到後面說 父啊 我要回到祢那裡去 "My heart will get up and go back to my Father" 我的心要起來 我要到父親那裡去 Until one day we feel very unsatisfied 直到有一天我們覺得自己 Until one day we feel very unsatisfied 真的是很不滿足 We feel very empty 真的很空虛 還是真的 And we are not experiencing God's perfect joy 沒有完全經歷到神的 And we are not experiencing God's perfect joy 那個完全的喜樂 Then we will have a more earnest prayer by saying 我們裡面會有一個更迫切的禱告說 "God, I want to get up" 神啊 我要起來 "I want to go before You" 我要到祢的面前 "Please fill me and live in me" 請祢充滿我 請祢在我的裡面 I believe that filling or joy is not one time experience 我覺得那個充滿 那個喜樂 I believe that filling or joy is not one time experience 不是一次的經歷 Because God says, "We need to be filled with His Spirit" 因為神說我們要天天被祂的靈充滿 We need to meet Him face to face every day 我們天天要跟祂面對面 At any time, the distance between us and Him is only a desire's length 每一個時候我們跟祂的距離 At any time, the distance between us and Him is only a longing's length 真的只有一個渴慕之間 Truly, when you turn to Him 真的是在你轉向祂的時候 His Spirit will set you free 祂的靈就要使你得自由 Lastly let's read this Scripture 最後我們讀這個經文
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The Gospel of John 4:14. Let's read this. Shall we? 約翰福音4章14節一起來讀好嗎 Do you desire a satisfying and joyful life? 你渴望一個滿足喜樂的生命嗎 It doesn't mean that we won't get old and die 那不表示說我們的生命 It doesn't mean that we won't get old and die 沒有這些生老病死 Nor without difficulties, trials and testing 沒有這些困難 熬煉 煎熬 Instead, these dry and difficult circumstances 而是這些乾旱的環境 Instead, these dry and difficult circumstances 這些困難的處境 They won't affect the living water within us 不會影響在我們裡面的泉源 Just a like a tree planted by streams of water 好像一棵樹紮在溪水旁 Its root is deep 它的根紮得很深 Even in dry season 即使外面乾旱的時候 This tree still bears fruit 這棵樹仍然會結果不止 This is a promise from God 這是上帝應許給我們的生命 God never promised that life would be easy 上帝應許給我們的生命 God never promised that life would be easy 不是一帆風順 We all have challenges in life 我們人生都有些不容易的挑戰 But we need to be prepared 可是我們需要先來預備 Our lives should be like a tree planted by streams of water 我們要把我們的生命 Our lives should be like a tree planted by streams of water 好像一棵樹紮在溪水旁 What we need to seek is the spring of water in us 我們要尋找的是裡面的泉源 The indwelling of God in us 是神內住在我們裡面 This unshakable kingdom 這種不動搖的國 Unshakable joy 不動搖的喜樂 Unshakable peace 不動搖的平安 When you face difficult situations 當你遇到困境的時候 You won't be overwhelmed by these waves 你不會被環境的這個海浪所淹沒
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In your spirit you know 你在靈裡你知道你 This spring of water will keep flowing 這個泉源會一直湧流的 The water will not be stopped 不是那個水被斷掉 All your external things 你外面的這一些 The external things you rely upon 外面你所倚靠的一切 When they are gone, it's gone 只要沒有了 就沒有了 But what's in your will never be ceased 可是裡面的是永遠不會止息的 This spring of water will keep flowing 這個泉源一直的湧流 The indwelling of God is the thing that we need to seek all the days of our lives 神內住在我們裡面 The indwelling of God is the thing that we need to seek all the days of our lives 是我們一生所要尋求的 And we will have life to the full 而且要得生命得得更豐盛 So I want to encourage very brother and sister 所以我很鼓勵每位弟兄姊妹 How to go from longing to encountering God 怎麼樣從渴慕到跟神的相遇 I believe if we are not longing 我相信我們如果沒有渴慕 If we don't have that spiritual appetite 沒有那個屬靈的胃口 Even if God sets a banquet for you 即使神今天擺設非常豐盛的筵席 Even if God sets a banquet for you 在你前面 You won't be able to take even one bite 你一口都吃不下去 Because you are not hungry 因為你沒有飢餓的感覺 You are not thirsty 你沒有渴慕 May God helps us to have this spiritual longing 我求神讓我們 May God helps us to have this spiritual longing 有這樣子對屬靈的渴慕 Because I believe this is the better blessing 因為我相信這是上好的福分 And this is what we truly need 而且是我們真正所需要的 When we can say, "Lord" 那當我們可以開始說 主啊 "I want to seek You" 我要尋求祢 "Please place this longing in my heart" 請祢把這渴慕加在我的裡面 "And when I am longing for You" 然後讓我在渴慕的時候
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"On this path of longing" 渴慕的這條道路 遵行祢的道路 "On this path of obeying" 這條道路上面 "I will encounter You" 我會遇見祢 "And all the days of our lives" 而且我們每一天到最後 "We walk with you every day" 天天與祢同行 "We walk with you every moment" 時時與祢同行 Any moment you turn to Him, He turns to you 每一個時刻你轉向祂 祂就轉向你 Every moment, you can draw the power and spring of water within you 每一個時刻 你都可以 Every moment, you can draw the power and spring of water within you 汲取裡面的力量跟泉源 Let's pray. Shall we? 好不好 我們一起來禱告 Let's spend some time to pray 我們有點時間來禱告 Lord Jesus I thank You 主耶穌我感謝祢 Thank You that You are here 謝謝祢就在這裡 Holy Spirit You are here 聖靈祢就在這裡 Lord, yes 主 是的 We are not far away from You 我們離祢不遙遠 In my spirit I feel 我在靈裡覺得 Some brothers and sisters among us 我們當中有些弟兄姊妹 Sometimes you feel 有時候你覺得 Especially when you face difficulties 特別在你被一些困難 When feelings overwhelmed you 那些感覺淹沒的時候 You feel like you can't touch God 你覺得好像摸不到神 You feel God is so far away 你覺得神離你很遠 But in fact God is not far away from you 其實神真的離我們不遠 He is just a longing away 就在一個渴慕的距離 When you start saying, "Lord" 當你開始說 主啊 "I need You" 我真的很需要祢 "Because I can't" 因為我沒有辦法 "I can't become pure and holy by myself" 我靠我自己沒有辦法成為聖潔 "I can't overcome this difficulty by myself" 我靠我自己沒有辦法越過這個困難
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"I can't overcome this weakness" 我靠我自己沒有辦法勝過這個軟弱 Right in that moment 好不好 就在那個時刻 I believe God is inviting you 我相信是神在邀請你 To enter into this journey of longing 進入這個渴慕的旅程 This journey of longing for Him 這個渴慕祂的旅程 You pray, "Lord, let me know You and love You more" 說主啊 讓我更認識祢 更愛祢 "Let me receive more of You" 讓我可以領受祢更多 "Let You become more abundant in me" 讓祢在我裡面越來越豐盛 "This is Your promise" 這是祢的應許 Pray for your longing for God 好不好 為你自己的渴慕來禱告 I will also pray for you 我也為你來禱告 May God places a true spiritual longing in you 求神把一個真實屬靈的渴慕 May God places a true spiritual longing in you 放在你的裡面 Even if there are many challenges and difficulties 即使在這個尋求神的旅程當中 In this journey of seeking God 有許多挑戰 困難 I also feel some among us are about to quit 我也感受到我們當中有些人 I also feel some among us are about to quit 很想要放棄 But I believe the Holy Spirit 但是我相信聖靈 He wants to help you and strengthen you right now 今天在這裡要幫助你 要堅固你 You are on the right path 你正走在對的路上 These setbacks 這一些挫折 God will use them to help us 神要使我們裡面 To have a more earnest prayer to Him 有對祂更深的渴望跟迫切的禱告說 "Lord, I have no other help apart from You" 主啊 除了祢以外 沒有別的幫助
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"Please be my help" 請祢成為我的幫助 "Let me have a more earnest desire for You" 讓我比以前對祢有一個 "Let me have a more earnest desire for You" 更迫切的渴望 "So that You can fill me more with Your presence" 好像你更完全的充滿在我的裡面 "Lord Jesus, yes" 主耶穌是的 "I believe Your Spirit is here" 我相信祢的靈就在這裡 "Please add more to our longing for You" 求祢加添我們對祢的渴慕 "Because You desire to pour down" 因為祢渴望把屬天的一切 "Everything spiritual on us" 傾倒在我們的裡面 "Lord, please gives us a bigger capacity" 主啊求祢讓我們裡面有更大的容量 "To have a bigger room to contain Your love" 有更大的空間來承載祢的愛 "To contain Your blessing and Your presence" 承載祢的祝福 承載祢的同在 "And to contain Your will in my heart" 承載祢的心意在我的裡面 "And in my life" 在我的生命裡 "Please help me" 求祢幫助我 "Let me have a more earnest longing for You" 讓我裡面對祢有更迫切的渴望 Lord, please strengthen those 主啊 求祢也堅固那些 Who are on the path of seeking You 在追求祢的路上 Who seem to be stumbled by many difficulties 好像跌跌撞撞 好像有很多困難 Brothers and sisters who are about to quit 想要放棄的弟兄姊妹 Lord, please comfort them 主啊 我求祢現在就安慰他們 Strengthen their hearts 就堅固他們的心 Lord, let them know that they are on the right path 主啊 讓他知道他走在對的路上 Because You are deepening their longing for You 因為祢正在加深他的渴慕 You are removing those hindrances between You and them 祢正在把祢跟他當中所有的攔阻來挪開
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Those things 那一些 Things that clogged up the vessel 那一些在容器裡面塞住的地方 You are unclogging them 你正在清理 So that You can have the most complete 好讓你有一個最完全 The most complete filling in us 最完全的充滿在我們的裡面 Lord Jesus, yes 主耶穌是的 Please pour down Your Spirit on us 求祢的靈現在就澆灌我們 Fill every thirsty heart of us 就充滿在我們每一顆 Fill every thirsty heart of us 飢渴的心靈裡面 Holy Spirit, please fill Your love 聖靈求祢將祢的愛 In all of our hearts 現在就澆灌在我們的裡面 Let every heart that long for you be satisfied 讓每一顆渴慕祢的心得著飽足 Fill us with joy in Your presence 讓我們在祢面前有滿足的喜樂 With eternal pleasures at Your right hand 在祢右手中有永遠的福樂 So that when we get up and obey Your will 讓我們起來遵行祢的旨意的時候 We walk with You every day 我們就天天與祢同行 Lord, thank You 主 謝謝祢 Please nourish our spirits like this 求祢這樣來滋潤我們的靈 Let our renewed lives to take roots in You 求祢這樣來讓我們的生命有一個 Let our renewed lives to take roots in You 更新的扎根在祢的裡面 Let our longings for You to be eternal 讓我們這個渴慕 Let our longings for You to be eternal 對祢的渴慕是永遠的 And every day 是每一天的 Every day we can encounter You 而且每一天我們都可以遇見祢 Every day we can experience You more deeply 每一天我們都可以更深的來經歷祢 Lord, thank You 主 謝謝祢 Let's have Pastor Samuel to pray for us 我們請修哥繼續為我們來禱告 Please keep your eyes closed 好不好 我們繼續把眼睛閉著
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Let's pray 我們一起來禱告 In my spirit, whether you are here in this building 在我靈裡面我覺得不論在現場 Or in our branches 在所有的分堂點 Or people who are watching online 或在網路上面看這個視頻的人 Many among us 我們當中有很多人 You long for eternity 你心中渴慕永恆 Actually you have been searching this answer 事實上你已經在尋找這個答案 For a long time 在尋找很久了 You long for eternity 你渴慕永恆 If you long for eternity 如果你渴慕永恆的話 Please say this prayer with me 好不好 請你跟我做下面這個禱告 Most importantly, first 最重要是第一個 Invite this eternal God to dwell in your heart 邀請永恆的神住進到你的心裡面來 Tell Him that you are willing to seek His will 也跟祂說你願意追尋祂的旨意 I am going to say this prayer 我要來做這個禱告 If you're willing 如果你願意的話 You may pray along with me 你可以跟著我來禱告 Dear Lord Jesus 親愛的主耶穌 I know You are the God of eternity 我知道祢是永恆的主 I ask You to give me Your eternal life 我請祢把祢永恆的生命賜給我 I want to confess my transgressions 我要向祢承認我的過犯 Please forgive my sins 請祢赦免我的罪 Forgive all my transgressions 饒恕我一切的過犯 Live in my life 住進我的生命當中 Let me long for You 讓我渴慕祢
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Let me continue to encounter You 讓我不斷地遇見祢 Help me to follow Your Will in my whole life 幫助我一生遵行祢的旨意 Help me to live my days with eternal value 幫助我一生的年日都具有永恆的價值 I give myself to You 我把自己交託給祢 I pray in the name of Jesus Christ 我這樣子禱告 I pray in the name of Jesus Christ 是奉耶穌基督的名 Amen 阿們 I want to especially congratulate those who said this prayer with me 我要特別恭喜跟我做這個禱告的人 I encourage you to join the church 我要鼓勵你加入教會 Or join our online small group 或者加入我們的線上小組 You'll know God more through church life 透過教會生活你會更多的認識神 I believe this is a very important process 我相信這是很重要的過程 Today I have some encouragements 然後我今天要鼓勵 As I prayed in my spirit 在我靈裡面禱告的時候 I felt that there're people among us 我覺得我們當中有人 You also prayed to God once 你也是跟神曾經禱告過說 You're willing to follow His will 你願意遵行祂的旨意 But in your life 可是你覺得你人生 You feel that you've missed a few crossroads 好像錯過幾個岔路 On that crossroad 在那個岔路當中 You feel you didn't follow the will of God 你覺得你沒有遵行神的旨意 You chose your own path 你選擇了自己的道路 And now you are quite concerned 然後你很擔心
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About whether or not you're walking in God's will 自己現在是不是 About whether or not you're walking in God's will 沒有走在神的旨意當中 I feel I want to especially comfort these brothers and sisters 我覺得我特別要安慰 I feel I want to especially comfort these brothers and sisters 這樣子的弟兄姊妹 I feel that the Holy Spirit is telling you today 我覺得今天聖靈要跟你說 "My child" 我的孩子 "It's never too late" "It's never too late" 永遠不會太晚 When you're willing to come before God again 當你願意再次來到神的面前 And say to Him, "Lord, I've made a wrong decision before" 跟神說 主啊 也許我曾經做錯決定 "But Lord, I'm willing to follow Your will" 但是主啊 我願意遵行祢的旨意 "Please help me" 求祢幫助我 I believe the Bible says 我相信聖經上說 God uses His rod and His staff to comfort us 神用祂的杖 祂的竿 To lead us 安慰我們 帶領我們 When shepherds lead a herd of sheep 牧羊人在帶領羊的時候 He uses his rod and staff 用他的杖 他的竿 When a sheep goes off course 會把那個羊有的時候走偏差一點 He will bring him back 會再把牠帶回來 帶回來 He will bring him back into His will 會帶回到祂的旨意裡面來 So I believe 所以我覺得 The will that God has for you 我也相信神在你身上的旨意 He is able to continue to fulfill that in your life 神可以繼續的成就在你的生命當中 At times you feel 那有時候你覺得 It seems that I no longer can do anything for God anymore 可是我好像已經不能夠再為主 It seems that I no longer can do anything for God anymore 做什麼了 Perhaps you think 也許你已經覺得說 You are too old 你年紀已經大了 You don't have the strength nor resources anymore 或者你已經沒有很多的力氣 Or you have an illness 跟資源了 或者你身上有病 You can't do much for God anymore 你不能夠為主做什麼了 But the key is if you desire the will of God 但是關鍵是如果你渴想神的旨意
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You can still continue to follow God's will 你仍然可以繼續遵行神的旨意 In my recent experience 我最近有個體驗就是 When you are driving 當你會開車的時候 You have much to say when people are driving 你就對別人開車都很有意見 Do you ever feel that way? 你有沒有這種感覺 Recently when a staff drove me home 最近同工載我回家的時候 I often wonder 我常常覺得 Why didn't he take a left turn? 這個時候他為什麼不左轉 The light is about to turn red 前面那個紅燈已經快要變紅燈了 Why doesn't he speed up? 他為什麼不趕快過去 I would be anxious for him 我就會為他感到很著急 Then I felt God said to my heart 然後我覺得 Then I felt God said to my heart 神就在我裡面跟我說 "Just sit quietly" 你就安安靜靜的坐著 "Because you're not the one driving today" 因為今天不是你在開車 "Someone else is driving" 是人家在開車 "Just sit and relax" 你就放心的坐著 "They'll take you home safely" 他們自然的會把你安全的 "They'll take you home safely" 送到家裡面來 I feel that I need to learn to let go 我就覺得好像要學習放手 With my current condition 我現在的身體狀況 I feel that my life is in an out of control state 讓我覺得我的人生進入失控的狀態 I feel that I'm unable to do much for God 我覺得我好像不能夠為神做什麼 I also feel 我好像也覺得說 I really miss whenever I want to do something 我很想以前我自己很想做一些事情 I can go ahead and do them 我就可以去做 But now I can't 我現在沒有辦法做了 I asked God 但是我覺得主啊 "Can I still follow Your will in this way?" 這樣子我可以遵行祢的旨意嗎 I felt that God showed me an image 我覺得神讓我看到一個圖像就是 It was an amusement park with waterslide cars 在遊樂場有一些是滑水道的車子
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You're sitting in that car on the waterslide 你坐在那個滑水道的車子裡面 It'll probably ride through some wild waves 它可能會經過一些驚濤駭浪的過程 But that waterslide car has already been set up 可是那個滑水道的車子 But that waterslide car has already been set up 已經被設定好 In the end it'll arrive at the final stop safely 最後都會平安的到達它的終點站 Then you'd get out 然後你就起來這樣子 I feel that God is telling me 我覺得神跟我說 "Just let go at this time" 你這個時候就是放手 "When you let go" 人生放手的時候 "As long as you believe in Me" 你只要相信我就好 "I will lead you to finish My will" 我會帶領你行完我的旨意 I believe many among you 我相信我們當中很多人 You need to hear this today 你今天需要聽到這樣的話 You just need to believe in God 你只要相信神 Jesus once said 耶穌曾經說 "The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent" 信那差我來者的就是做我的工 To do the work of God doesn't necessarily mean you have to do certain things 做神的工不一定是要去做什麼事情 But to believe in God 而是相信神 And that's doing His work 就是在做祂的工了 I believe if you're willing to trust God continuously 我相信如果你願意 I believe if you're willing to trust God continuously 不斷的相信神 You pray to God and say 你跟神禱告說 主啊 "Lord, I'm willing to follow Your will" 我願意遵行祢的旨意 "But I'm not sure what to do" 可是我不知道該怎麼做 "I don't know how either" 我也不會做 "I don't have the strength anymore" 我現在也沒有力氣做了 "Please lead me" 求祢帶領我 God will then take you into His will 神就會把你帶入祂的旨意裡面 I believe your life still has eternal value 我相信你這一生 I believe your life still has eternal value 仍然具有永恆的價值 Today I give these words especially 我今天特別把這樣的話 To many brothers and sisters among us 給我們當中很多的弟兄姊妹
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I believe God wants to bless your life 我相信神要祝福你的生命 Let your life follow His will to the end 讓你的生命可以遵行祂的旨意到底 I believe when you let go 我相信當我們把自己放手 Trust yourselves to God 交在神的手中 God will lead you to walk in His will 神就會帶領我們 God will lead you to walk in His will 走在祂的旨意當中 He will guide us step by step 祂會一步一步的引導我們 And surrounds us 而且前前後後的環繞我們 I believe by God's river of grace 我覺得神用恩典的水流 He will take us to our destinations 一樣會把我帶到目的地去 There could be storms along the way 這過程也許有一些驚濤駭浪 But God tells me 可是神跟我說 "My grace is sufficient for you" 我的恩典夠你用 "I have a variety of grace" 我有諸多的恩典 I used to think of 我以前常想到 When the Israelites look at Jesus' disciples 以色列人想到耶穌的門徒 They thought they totally lacked faith 覺得他們實在是超沒信心 These disciples followed Jesus 這些門徒跟著耶穌 They've seen so many miracles 看過那麼多神蹟奇事 And when they were in a storm on the sea 然後他們在海上遇到風浪 They were terrified even with Jesus on board 明明耶穌在他們船上 They were terrified even with Jesus on board 他們還嚇得半死 They even cried out to Jesus 還跟耶穌說 耶穌快救我們 "Jesus help us! We're dying!" 我們快死掉了 Jesus then got up to calm the storm 耶穌就起來平靜風浪 Many people know about this story 很多人知道這個故事 I often think 我常常覺得 These disciples really lacked faith 這一些門徒真是太沒有信心了 You've seen Jesus performed so many miracles 你們看過耶穌行過這麼多神蹟奇事 How can you have so little faith? 怎麼還會有這麼小信
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When I see the Israelites 我看到以色列人 They've been through so many miracles 經歷神那麼多神蹟 Yet they still lacked faith in the wilderness 在曠野還是很沒有信心 A lot of times I feel they were pretty lame 我常常覺得他們很遜 Recently I often feel I'm pretty lame too 最近我常常覺得我自己也很遜 In fact when you're sick 其實你在生病的時候 You're filled with much uncertainties for your future 你對你的未來充滿很多的 You're filled with much uncertainties for your future 不可知的未來的預期 Sometimes you'd also feel 有時候你也覺得說 There seems to be some weakness in my faith as well 我的信心好像也有軟弱在我的裡面 But this is how I feel 但是我覺得 God says, "How I led you with grace before" 神說我過去怎麼用恩典帶領你 "I will also lead you with My grace and My will" 我未來也是一樣會用我的恩典 "I will also lead you with My grace and My will" 我的旨意來帶領你 "Don't be afraid" 你不要害怕 "Don't let fear take root in you" 不要讓害怕在你的裡面生根 "Just trust Me" 你要相信我 "Believe in Me is doing My work" 信我就是做我的工 "Trust that My grace is definitely sufficient for you" 相信我的恩典絕對是夠你用 This is very important for me personally 這對我來講是很重要的 I believe when I do so 我相信當我這樣做 By faith 靠著信心 I'm also able to follow the will of God continuously 我也可以繼續遵行神的旨意 Finish the will of God 行完神的旨意 Not by my strength 不是我的力量 But by the power of God in me 乃是神在我裡面有這樣的力量 This is how it can be accomplished 可以做成這樣子的事情 Today I encourage everyone 我今天要鼓勵所有的人 From longing God, you can encounter God 從渴慕神 你可以遇見神 This is a tremendous blessing for your life 這是你人生非常重大的祝福 May God be gracious to every one of us 願神恩待我們每一個人 Okay 好
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Let's stand up from our seats, alright? 讓我們一起從位子上起立好嗎 Let's respond to God together 我們一起來回應神 (Yes, Lord. Draw us near to You) (是的 主 來吸引我們) Dear Abba Father 親愛的阿父爸神 In Your name 我奉祢的名祝福 I bless every dear guest, friend, brother and sister 每一位親愛的來賓朋友弟兄姊妹 Lord, I ask You to create a heart that longs for You even deeper inside us 主求祢把一個更深渴慕祢的心 Lord, I ask You to create a heart that longs for You even deeper inside us 製作在我們的裡面 Let us long for You in our whole life 讓我們的一生渴慕祢 A life that longs to follow Your will 一生渴慕遵行祢的旨意 Please let Your power work among us 也求祢的大能運行在我們身上 To enable us to finish Your will 讓我們可以行完祢的旨意 And to receive Your eternal inheritance in our lives 得著祢永恆不朽的產業 And to receive Your eternal inheritance in our lives 在我們的生命當中 Give this to everyone who loves You and relies on You 賜給我們每一個信靠祢 Give this to everyone who loves You and relies on You 愛祢的人 I pray, declare, and bless 我這樣子禱告 宣告 祝福 In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen 都是奉耶穌基督的名 阿們

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