Entries by WeakDave

Jesus-power is like having a superpower,

an alien power, kinda like that possessed by Superman — uncharacteristic for normal humans.  Bystanders are wowed.  When you operate with Jesus-power, you are a channel of grace into the lives of others, both Christian and nonChristian, adult and child — even your OWN child — especially your own child. Sadly, using your own puny […]

The idol that challenges my contentment

more than any other, is my health — feeling good physiologically.  Pert-near impossible to be content when you feel lousy.  All the glasses that seemed half-full, suddenly seem half-empty, though nothing has changed.  Easily overwhelmed by the challenges of the day.  Life is really harrrrd. Still, what helps me MOST when I feel lousy, is […]

Why do I wannabe content?

For a follower of Jesus, contentment is a litmus-paper test for Jesus-dependency. Why do I wannabe Jesus-dependent? Because I know it’s right, and I wannabe a good follower of Jesus. Why do I wannabe a good follower of Jesus? Because I wanna feel good about myself. Jesus and His imputed worthiness are not ENOUGH for […]

The only Christians who experience contentment

are the freshly humble — the freshly Jesus-dependent — the freshly dead to self.  Impossible to experience contentment without the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to see how DIScontent we are, with who we are, how we are, what we do, where we live, what we drive, what we can afford, […]

If you’re going through extreme suffering

you can either wallow in self-pity, or you can live in denial of the suffering with a positive mental attitude, focusing on the positives, ignoring the negatives.  OR.  You can THANK Jesus for the extreme suffering.  My flesh likes either self-pity or denial, but my flesh knows NOTHing about delivering happiness to Dave.  Jesus uses […]

This is only for Christians in rugged circumstances.

I feel ENTITLED to easier when I have fresh suffering on top of extended suffering.  Unless.  I’m freshly convicted by Jesus’ Spirit of being confident-I-know-what’s-best, wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding.  Then, it’s, “Give me whatever is best, Jesus.  Don’t give me the easy my flesh demands.  I believe a little […]

Jesus is Lord of the Waves.

And when we take our eyes off Him, and look at the waves, we momentarily lose two huge benefits of Jesus in this life —  joy and peace.  He lovingly controls the waves of our lives — the circumstances we face each day, in such a way that we sometimes get fearful, or frustrated, or […]