2014.05.19【英译中】来自上帝的信函(九)

发表于:2014-05-19 09:34 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

A 30-DAY GUIDE FOR NEW BELIEVERS
by JOHN D. BECKETT

30天新教徒引航 
DAY 3 GOD WORKS INSIDE OUT

第三天 上帝内在改变我们
What should I do first?

我们应该先做什么?

Early in our journey, we need to understand the vital distinction between religion and a relationship. Most of us have seen religion at work -- but the relationship we have with Jesus is much different. Religion tends toward the external. It is structural and rules-based. In contrast, our relationship should be personal, open, warm and liberating.

在我们刚开始启程时,我们需要了解宗教和关系之间的重要区别。我们大多数人在书本上了解到宗教--但是我们跟耶稣的关系就有很大不同。宗教趋向外部,是建立于规章制度上的组织结构。相对而言,我们跟耶稣的关系是私下的,开放的,友爱的,自由的。

Jesus wants us to come to Him the way a little child comes to a loving parent. Anyone who has spent time around young children understands this imagery. My wife, Wendy, and I were always delighted when one of our six children would run up to us, arms outstretched for a hug -- then nestling in with their entire little bodies, completely at rest and filled with trust.

耶稣想让我们如同一个小孩亲近慈爱的父母般跟他亲近。任何跟小孩度过一段时光的人都理解这个比喻。当我们六个孩子跑向我们,张开双臂要拥抱时,我和我的妻子, 温迪(wendy)总是很高兴。接着,他们充满信任,怡然自得地偎依在我们身边。

Can I ask you to do this right now? Just become a "little child" for a minute -- and come to Jesus as you would to a father or mother who deeply loves you. No requests. No expectations. You don't have to brush your teeth or comb your hair. Simply come to Him and nestle in. Stay in His presence. Experience His love for you.

我能现在要你这样做吗?做一会儿“小孩”---走近深爱你的父亲或母亲一样走近耶稣。无索求,无期盼。你不需刷牙,不需梳头。就走近他,偎依在他身边,跟他同处,感受他对你的爱。

Did you take time for this? Please don't go on until you do.

你抽时间这样做过吗?如果你想做,请继续。

Let this childlike act become a lifelong habit. From that place of rest, trust and dependency you will experience the transforming power of the new life. "It is God who works in you both to will and to do for his good pleasure" (Philippians 2:13). His work is inside out, not outside in.

让孩子般的行为成为一生的习惯。偎依上帝,信任上帝,依赖上帝之后你将感受新人生转变的力量。“你力欲所为,让上帝开心时,上帝与你同在”(费力比书 章节2:13)。内在改变我们,而外在影响我们

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