I used to THANK Jesus. Or feel great, worthy. Now I’m more likely to CONFESS that I have no clue if this is the best thing for me. Jesus has been retraining me to distrust my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best. So helpful. And when I’m frustrated or impatient, I’m more-and-more aware of my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best. Helps me […]
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for our level of self-awareness. Self-acceptance without unusual self-awareness is what Jesus referred to as the “leaven of the Pharisees” — imagining one is a good guy, a God-follower, when in fact, we are the evil, the wicked — followers of ourselves, willful, agendafied, defensive, proud, competitive, judgmental, confident-we-know-what’s-best, wise in our own eyes, leaning […]
The other-worldly peace that is vastly superior to the circumstance-dependent peace provided by human understanding/wisdom that is always momentary, always fleeting, so the believer is like a wave of the sea, tossed to and fro. Only Jesus-dependents experience this other-worldly peace. So how do I become more Jesus-dependent, more DumbSheepDave, more humble, less INdependent, less […]
Because I know it’s the right thing, and I love feeling like a wonderful Christian. Problem is, when I fail in any way, I feel like a loser/failure, and when I’m bummed by my failure, my dissatisfaction with Jesus and His imputed worthiness is EXPOSED, and I no longer imagine myself a wonderful Christian. Grace […]
they are Jesus’ problem. You are NOT in charge of your life. He is. You are not alone in all that you face today. Jesus has this. CONFESS your lack of curiosity and expectancy as to what He does NEXT, in you, others, circumstances, so you can experience afresh the other-worldly peace that is so-vastly […]
because of the Spirit’s fresh conviction of my pride/INdependence/worldliness, I enjoy everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is, all according to the genius plan of SovereignShepherdJesus. I ooze with patience. Otherwise, I’m JudgeDave, CompetitiveDave, secretly analyzing, critiquing, judging, looking for ways to feel/be superior to everyone everywhere, yearning for opponents to […]
weary of confessing. Only the proud believer. The humble believer is focused on Jesus’ performance — the proud believer, on his own performance. I don’t know any humble believers. — Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships To receive my Tuesday posts, email me, or subscribe to my blog: dumbsheepdave.com
You are being retrained in Jesus-dependency, and you NEED the harrrd, because easy has never done anything for your Jesus-dependency. Why do others have easIER than you? Domatter. Quit focusing on them, and focus on YOUR need, due to your off-the-charts confidence-you-know-what’s-best. This INdependence in you is being slowly rooted out, and being replaced by […]
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