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Hi. This is Karen Cheng. I am~
A daughter called out and loved by an incredible Heavenly Father;
A fellow sojourner.
Welcome to my blog.

嗨!我是 Karen∼
是個蒙呼召,受恩典的孩子;
是天父所愛的女兒;
是位〝真理之旅〞的過客。
歡迎你到我的部落格。

Archive for April, 2010

Apr212010

用心來

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

今天早上在想我和大女兒臨出門前的對話。

大女兒是個非常貼心又聽話的青少年,前幾天學校的朋友好心借給她一些書看,今早當我看到那書時,我心裡不平安,所以我就跟她說,我心裡的不平安,請她還是不要看那些書吧。她點頭說好,給我一個燦爛的微笑,一個quick kiss 就上學去了。

後來聖靈提醒我,她是多麼貼心的孩子,我當寫封信,表達我心中對她的愛,也找個機會,和她一對一出門,陪她選一些新書,好叫她想學習,愛唸書的好習慣不被抹殺了。

聖靈總是好有智慧,做媽媽的我要用點心來澆灌這孩子的心田嘞!

Apr212010

Don’t Compare

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

Last week I got into a downward spiral of comparing myself with others – others who are more accomplished and actively engaged in ministries. I found myself getting less and less joyful, more and more critical of myself and others around me. Finally, when I was in the middle of my deep thoughts of how seemingly insignificant my existence was, the Holy Spirit spoke to me.

I love the interruption of God.

He said, “I created Karen Cheng to be Karen. I didn’t create Karen Cheng to be so-and-so, and the other so-and-so. In fact, I really like the Karen Cheng I have created. Would you be my Karen again? This is what I want Karen Cheng to focus on in this season of life – to soak up my love for her, and to give this love away to everyone that comes through her doors.”

I was awakened by this interruption and quickly made a 180 degree turn in my thought life – to be who He created me to be, and to do what He is asking me to do in this time of my life.

If I spend my life trying to be and do what others are called to, I will miss the joy and pleasure of God who has created me for a different purpose than everyone else. He created each of us uniquely, perfectly, and wonderfully, to display His multi, many-fold wisdom. Let’s let Him have the pleasure of beholding the beauty of the crown of His creation, shall we?!

Apr072010

禱告

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

禱告是走在愛的路徑,也是到達愛的路途。

如果我們想像自己是在大海中漂流,向上尋找,渴望認識賜生命的神,眾光之父,但無論我們多努力,我們的手搆不到祂。出於愛及祂盼望與人相交,神從天放下一個天階,使我們能向上行,直到祂和我們的渴望成為事實:就是神和人因耶穌基督,能同行如友,神與人相交。

我們屬靈生命的根基,和一切屬靈的生活成長,都建造在基督,且唯有基督裡。我們能與神相交是因為耶穌基督為我們開了條道路,如今,耶穌基督坐在天父的右邊,我們偉大的代禱者,為我們不停息的祈求。祂的靈在我們的內心動工,在深處種下渴慕:和神真實的溝通。
所以我們尋找,學習,成熟於禱告的生命。

能正確的認識禱告,我們必須從愛的領域著手,從愛的角度明白。
禱告是因著愛發起,
因著愛繼續,
到一切的結尾,仍是愛。

禱告,是 Love in Action.

Apr072010

Thoughts on Prayer this Morning

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

Prayer is the pathway of love. It is the pathway to love.

If we think of ourselves as swimming in an open sea, looking upward for God of Life, Father of Light. Since no matter how hard we try, we arms are never long enough to reach Him, out of His love and desire to fellowship with us, God throws down a rope ladder to us – so we can climb up, and His and our desires can become a reality – that God and men can fellowship, through Christ Jesus.

Everything in our spiritual life is founded upon and continued on in Christ and Him alone. Our fellowship with God is possible because Jesus made a way for us. He continues on as our Great High Priest, sitting at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. His Spirit works within us, birthing the desire in us – to have real communication with God, to talk to Him. Thus we search, learn and mature in the life of prayer.

To think rightly on Prayer we must think in terms of Love. It starts out because of love, it continues on because of love, and even to the end, it is because of love.

Pray is an act of love.

Apr062010

Drawing Near

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

After visiting IHOP-Kansas City for a week, we are back home, back to our busyness in daily life. It was so good to be in the house of prayer for a week. It is also good to be home, to continue living where I am planted and to bloom by His grace.

Drawing near in my heart to the fountain of life, fountain of love, my Father of Lights. Drawing near, knowing that the Father is seeking for anyone and everyone, who is setting his/her heart on knowing God. What an encouragement it is to know that every movement of my heart is real and is seen by the invisible realm. Oh if we can only see with the eyes of our hearts, the huge differences we make each time we turn our hearts to Him, we would have lived a very different daily life. I am becoming increasingly aware of the on-going friendship Holy Spirit of the Living God is offering to me. To have the Spirit of God indwelling inside of my spirit and to have real communion with Him is the very essence of strength and life. Oh my soul, draw near to the Living God, and find total surrender of self in His majesty!

Apr062010

嚇一跳

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

過去幾天突然想到我好久沒看我的電郵信箱,大概至少一年都沒照顧!今天坐下來,發現真糟糕!好多人幾個月前寫的電郵,我都疏忽沒回信,真抱歉!!被自己的疏忽嚇一跳。

這幾天有一位二十多年前的朋友連絡上我,得知道他從美國搬回台灣,也知道他仍然在詩班服事主。這麼多年後能再連絡上真好,能在不同的地方,一樣愛耶穌,為神國彼此鼓勵,真好。被老友找到,也嚇一跳,但更深的感受,是讚美耶穌的恩典。

今天的禱告:我們不論在何處,獻上我們的愛給耶穌,讓讚美充滿我們的家,讓我們的心因恩典而剛強!