260靈修 Feb. 15, 2012: 提多書第一章Titus 1

第一章

1 神的僕人、耶穌基督的使徒保羅(這是為著 神選民的信心,和那合乎敬虔真理的知識;2這都是根據永生的盼望,這永生就是沒有謊言的 神在萬世以前所應許的。3到了適當的時候, 神就藉著福音的宣講,把他的道顯明出來。照著 神我們救主的命令,這宣講的使命交託了我),4寫信給提多,就是那在共同的信仰上作我真兒子的。願恩惠平安從父 神和我們的救主基督耶穌臨到你。

 

默想:

  1. 保羅自覺自己位居一個榮耀的地位,是傳揚神永生應許的使徒。我傳福音時是否也有這樣榮耀的自覺?
  2. 我是神的僕人嗎?我在從事這個榮耀的召命嗎?為什麼?我的生命要怎樣,才能在別人當中,以言說和行為來傳揚這信仰?用些時間,仔細且實際地思想這些問題,找出幾個可行的意見。
  3. 禱告祈求神幫助我成為祂的僕人。然後,記得,我是以基督的僕人開始今天的一天。

 

禱告與筆錄:

繼續安靜在神面前,與神對話,並聆聽祂對我說的話。將心中的思想(心得),或是與神的禱告,記錄在「靈程筆記簿」上面。

 

 

Chapter 1 (NIV)

1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— 2a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,  4To Titus, my true son in our common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

 

Meditation:

  1. Paul described his mission of proclaiming God’s promise of eternal life as a high calling.  Do I also share this understanding when I share the gospel?
  2. Am I a servant of God? Am I engaged in this high calling?  Why or why not?  How can my life be promoting the faith among others by word and action?  Take time to consider these questions, being specific.
  3. Ask Christ to help me be His servant.   Then, remember that I go into this day as a servant of Christ.

 

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.

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