双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:你的灵魂安好吗?(2020.09.15)

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:你的灵魂安好吗?(2020.09.15)

“人就是赚得全世界,赔上自己的生命,有什么益处呢?人还能拿什么换生命呢?”--可8:36-37

And how does a man benefit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul in the process? For is anything worth more than his soul?—Mark 8:36,37 (TLB)

在这个我们赖以生存的世界,我们太重视满足肉体的欲望,几乎不关注灵魂。因此,我们都是片面的。 我们的身体变胖,物质丰富,而精神上我们却瘦小、虚弱和贫瘠。实际上,灵魂也和身体一样需要关注,灵魂需要与上帝有团契和交通。需要敬拜上帝,安静和默想。除非每天喂养并操练灵魂,否则它会变得虚弱和枯萎。它会只剩下不满,困惑和不安。许多人求助于酒精,试图淹没灵魂的哭泣和渴望。有些人转向新的性经验。还有一些人尝试以其他方式平息他们的灵魂的渴望。但只有上帝才能完全满足,因为灵魂是上帝创造的,没有上帝,灵魂就会不安和莫名其妙的痛苦。

In the world in which we live, we give most attention to satisfying the appetites of the body and practically none to the soul. Consequently, we are one-sided. We become fat physically and materially, while spiritually we are lean, weak and anemic. The soul actually demands as much attention as the body. It demands fellowship and communion with God. It demands worship, quietness, and meditation. Unless the soul is fed and exercised daily, it becomes weak and shriveled. It remains discontented, confused, restless. Many people turn to alcohol to try to drown the cryings and longings of the soul. Some turn to a new sex experience. Others attempt to quiet the longings of their souls in other ways. But nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul was made for God, and without God it is restless and in secret torment.

每日祷告:
亲爱的主,我感谢你,当我的心灵哭泣着求饶恕和爱的时候,你就在那里。今天,请你帮助我像小孩子一样生活。

Prayer for the day:
Dear Lord, I thank You that when my soul cried out for forgiveness and love, You were there. Today help me to live as Your child should.


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