每日灵修(点击阅读)

 

张远来牧师每日与您灵里同行

“灵修生活”就是寻求有基督生命的一种生活。真心寻求上帝的人,都在寻求满足这种神圣的饥渴。

保罗说:“我已经与基督同钉十字架,现在活着的不再是我,乃是基督在我里面活着;并且我如今在肉身活着,是因信上帝的儿子而活,他是爱我,为我舍己。”(加2:20)。这新生命是需要新灵粮的供应的。

而灵修生活的目的就是要向着标竿直跑,像着更向耶稣基督的方向前行,正如经上所说的:“弟兄们,我不是以为自己已经得着了,我只有一件事,就是忘记背后,努力面前的,向着标竿直跑,要得上帝在基督耶稣里从上面召我来得的奖赏。”(腓3:13-14节)

A Lenten Devotional

Psalm 25:4-9

4 Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

John 10:10
 Jesus says, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

Dear Friends of the City Seminary Community,

As I took walks in the snowy and rainy cold of winter, I saw the stark branches of the trees and thought about how they gave up all their beautiful leaves, then endured the harsh winter, so that they could bear flowers and new leaves in the spring. God shows us his miraculous, life-transforming power even in a seemingly stark circumstance.

This winter has also meant a year of dealing with the pandemic. We have adopted changes in many ways and become more aware of our finite and fragile existence. We are humbled by the alteration of our daily life: work, family, education, social and human relations, church ministry, etc. No matter how advanced medical science is, we cannot just fix the disease on our own timetable as we expected.

In the Christian tradition, Lent is a time of spiritual discipline for confession and repentance. We ponder Jesus’ path to the cross— how he healed the sick, restored sight to the blind, and resisted the devil’s temptations, showing us the power of spiritual discipline. As we recognize our limits and vulnerability and acknowledge our dependence on God Our Creator and sustainer, we can become the instruments for God’s transforming work on earth.

May you have a meaningful spiritual journey in Lent.

Rev. Huibing He for the Care Team