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種子與果實

 

   「那賜種給撒種的,賜糧給人的吃的,必多多加給你們,種地的種子,又增添你們仁義的果子。」(林後910
 
有一位姊妹做了一個夢,夢到走近一個美麗的小鎮,鎮上有一個新開張的商店。她好奇的走進去,發現櫃檯後面站的意然是主耶穌。她問說﹕「請問你們賣些什麼?」耶穌說﹕「妳心所要的一切。」姊妹想了一下就很高興的說﹕「我要買平安,喜樂,愛和智慧。」她又補充了一句﹕「請問我可以馬上就取貨嗎?」耶穌說﹕「姊妹,對不起妳弄錯了,我們這裡不賣果子,只賣種籽。」

   有人以為一信耶穌就有平安喜樂,生活中充滿了上帝的恩典。這話只對了一半。不錯我們信了主就有平安,也蒙神的恩典。但上帝的恩典不是光給我們享受的,這恩典是用來幫助我們耕耘自己的心靈。我們感到喜樂平安,這不是所結的果子,只不過是「樣品」而已,叫我們先嚐一下其中的美味,然後鼓勵我們去耕耘,去結出果子來。上帝所賜給我們的都是種子,是需要不斷的靠祂的恩典,我們才能有所收成。

   保羅說﹕「不要自欺,神是輕慢不得的。人種的是什麼,收的也是什麼。」(加67)我看一個人不順眼,他看我也不會順眼。但我怎能去愛我不喜歡的人呢?主耶穌因著我的禱告,已經把愛的種子放在我心裡。我所要做的就是靠著神的恩典,叫我去接觸他,瞭解他,接納他,甚至求他的寬恕,與他和好。只要我有心去澆灌自己的愛心,聖靈馬上賜下能力,叫我有足夠的恩典,可以去做神所喜悅的事。所以神雖然只給種子,但祂也賞賜耕耘的能力。

   我們的苦惱,常常是為了計算自己「得」了多少。生活中快樂的秘訣是計算自己「給」了多少。慷慨也是種出來的美德;我們愈會給,神就愈加添恩典,叫我們有餘。真正的快樂不是自己獨享的快樂,而是從別人的快樂中所分享的快樂。如果我們不肯去開墾自己的心靈,遲早我們會被自己罪的愁苦壓垮的。

 

Fruits and Seeds

  

  “Now he who supplies seed to the sewer and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” (2 Cor. 9:10)

   A sister had a dream.  In the dream she was in a beautiful town.  There was a newly opened store.  As she went into the store she noticed that the storeowner standing behind the counter was Jesus.  She asked him: “What do you sell in this store?”  He replied: “Anything your heart desires.”  The sister thought a while and said: “I want peace, joy, love and wisdom.”  She added: “Can I have them right away?”  Jesus answered: “Sister, you made a mistake.  We do not sell fruit, but only seeds.”

   Some people think they will have joy and peace right after they believe in Christ.  Their life will be full of God’s grace.  This is only half true.  Yes, we will have joy, peace and blessing from God after receiving Christ.  But God’s grace is not just for us to enjoy.  It is to help us to cultivate our hearts.  When we feel peace and joy, they are not the fruit but “Sample” only.  God just wants us to foretaste the beauty of fruits in order to encourage us to cultivate and to bear fruits.  What God gives to us is merely seeds.  Only by continuing to depend on His grace, can we have a full harvest.

   Paul said: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what be sows” (Gal. 6:7) If you despise someone, he may despise you too.  How can I love somebody I don’t like?  Through my prayer Jesus already put the seed of love in my heart.  All I need to do is to depend on God’s grace to approach him, understand him, to accept him or even to ask his forgiveness, to make peace with him.  If we want to cultivate our love, the Holy Spirit will give us strength to do what God wants us to do.  Thus, God not only gives seeds but He also enables us to cultivate our hearts.

   Most of our agony comes from counting on how much we receive.  But the secret of happiness is counting on how much we give.  Generosity is a cultivated virtue.  The more we give, the more God will bless us.  True happiness is not to enjoy alone, but to share with others.  If we do not cultivate our hearts, sooner or later, we will be crushed by our sins.

 

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