双语灵修 | 马太福音 14:22-24 教我祷告

马太福音 14:22-24 耶稣随即催门徒上船,先渡到那边去,等他叫众人散开。 散了众人以后,他就独自上山去祷告。到了晚上,只有他一人在那里。 那时船在海中,因风不顺,被浪摇撼。

你有没有开过一整天的研讨会?或者你尝试过整天和孩子们待在教室里吗? 你会觉得老师们做起来很容易,其实不然。教学是很累的工作,我能想象到那天当主耶稣给众人讲道结束时,他不仅在身体上而且在精神上都很疲乏,精疲力尽。尽管这样,主耶稣还是找时间独处,向天父祷告。

主为什么要这么做呢? 因为他需要与天父在一起的安静时光。记住,耶稣过去和现在都是完全的人。他的身体,他的思想,以及他的灵里对生活压力的反应都和我们是一样的。他需要而且渴望属灵上的恢复。还要记住,他刚刚得知施洗约翰被杀害了。这就是他花时间祷告的原因。

他做这些也是为了我们。他是我们所有人都希望成为的祷告战士。就像客西马尼园里的门徒一样,我们会因为身体虚弱而睡着。或者我们喝着混合饮料,打开电视,看一些不需要动脑筋的电视节目。或者我们只是忘记了,当我们看到这些描述完美救主的经文时,要记住是他的公义遮盖了我们,并在神的眼中隐藏了我们所有的罪。

祷告:亲爱的主耶稣,感谢你教我祷告,教我如何通过花时间向你祷告来处理生活中的压力时刻。感谢你完美的祷告生命,使我可以因信穿上你的义袍。奉主耶稣基督的名求。阿们!

Matthew 14:22-24:  Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

Have you ever taught a seminar that lasted all day?  Or spent the whole day in a classroom of children? The teachers make it look easy, but it is not. Teaching is exhausting, and I imagine that at the end of that day, Jesus was exhausted, not only physically but mentally as well. And yet Jesus found time to be alone and to spend some time in prayer with his heavenly Father.

 Why did he do this? Because he needed that quiet time with his Father in heaven. Remember that Jesus was and is fully human. His body and his mind and his spirit responded to the stressors of this life in the same way that ours do. He need and he longed for spiritual refreshment. Remember, too, that he had just learned that John the Baptist had been murdered. That’s why he spent time in prayer.

 He also did it for us. He was the prayer warrior that all of us would like to be. Like the disciples in the garden, we fall asleep because our flesh is weak. Or we mix a drink and turn on the television and watch something mindless. Or we just forget. When we see such verses that describe the perfect Savior for us, remember that his righteousness covers us and hides all our sins from the eyes of God.

 Prayer:  Dear Jesus, thank you for this lesson in prayer, teaching me how to handle the stressful moments in my life by spending time with you in prayer. And thank you, for being perfect in your prayer life so that I can wear your robe of righteousness by faith.  I pray in your name.  Amen.

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