在靈裡敬拜主

Look at Earth from the Heaven

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在靈裡敬拜主

經文: 「因為真受割禮的,乃是我們這以上帝的靈敬拜,在基督耶穌裡誇口,不靠著肉體的。」(腓立比書三:3)

以上的經文可以作為我們禱告的開始,我們求聖靈來引導,來激發我們禱告的靈,然後再進入禱告。

首先,我們感謝天父賜給我們各樣的福份,我們承認我們的軟弱無助,我們信賴上帝的愛與眷顧,我們安靜等候在祂的面前,直到心中滿有祂同在的確據,知道祂看到我們,也聽到我們的祈求,然後我們再求祂的恩典保守我們在祂的愛中,因為離了祂我們就不能做什麼。我們仰望祂,尊主為大,知道我們的生命氣息,動作存留都在乎祂,祂是眾光之父,一切生命的源頭,我們將自己完全交託在祂廣闊無邊的大愛裡,且享受祂同在的甘甜。

最後,我們在求聖靈引導之餘,我們繼續求聖靈強化我們的信心,讓三位一體的真神,能將各樣的能力與恩賜賞賜給我們,並按著我們所需要的,豐豐足足藉著運行在我們裡面的大能大力,供應我們一切需用的。

我們要了解的是:要在靈裡事奉主。必須榮耀耶穌基督,不可為肉體誇口。是的,在我裡面毫無良善可言,惟有依靠耶穌,並藉著裡面聖靈的幫助得以成全。讓我們花時間思想這節經文,細細咀嚼,以瞭解其真意。假如我們能常在上帝面前默念聖靈的果子,並求上帝賞賜這些聖德給我們,我們的信心就會逐日加增。若我們完全將自己交託給天父,我們就可憑信心大膽地接受聖靈在我們心中的運行動工,知道上帝必親自成全祂的善工在我們身上。

WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT

Scripture: “We are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” —PHIL. iii. 3.

The foregoing remarks serve as preparatory to the prayer itself. We have come to the Father with the prayer for the Holy Spirit. We have invoked the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Now we begin to pray.

First, we pray to God the Father, thanking Him for all the blessings of this life. We acknowledge our entire dependence and impotence, and express our trust in His love and care for us. We wait before Him until we have the assurance that He sees and hears us. Then we direct our prayer to the Lord Jesus, and ask for grace to abide in Him always, for without Him we can do nothing. We look to Him as our Lord, our Preserver, our Life, and give ourselves into His keeping for the day. We give utterance to our faith in His infinite love, and the reality of His pres¬ence with us.

Lastly, we pray to the Holy Spirit. We have already prayed to Him for guidance. We now ask Him to strengthen us in the faith, that what we have asked of the Father and the Son may be truly wrought in us. He is the Dispenser of the power and gifts of the Father and of the Lord Jesus; all the grace we need must be the result of the working of the Spirit within us.

Our text says: “We serve God in the Spirit, we glory in the Lord Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” We have no power to do the thing that is good. We count on the Lord Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, to work within us. Let us take time to think and meditate on these things. It will help to strengthen our faith if we repeat the text of Gal. v. 22, asking God to grant these fruits in our lives. As we surrender ourselves wholly, we shall have boldness by faith to accept the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.

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