Entries by WeakDave

Now, my biggest goal in life

is to be clueless.  Clueless-I-know-what’s-best.   Whyzat?   Because only the clueless-he-knows-what’s-best is content, peaceful, happy.  Impossible to be content, peaceful, happy, unless one is clueless-they-know-what’s-best.  Only the proud/confident-we-know-what’s-best are discontent, tense, suppressing our misery, want MORE than what we have, wannabe BETTER at what we do, because our lives are all about US, not Jesus. I’ve […]

This has been soooo helpful to me

since last April, when I first posted it, that I’m reposting it.    🙂   The so-what theology of the Christian life has been amazingly helpful to me lately.  Huh?  Here’s how it works.  When I notice one of my idols distracting me from fixing my eyes and thoughts on Jesus, I say to myself, […]

Financial Update on GospelFriendships.

As of our Annual Board Meeting on Nov18, we’re currently $9200 short of covering expenses, and I’m guessing we could end up having a year-end deficit of maybe $2,000-5,000, or more, but I’m always unsure because of year-end giving.  Over the past dozen years I’ve lost some monthly supporters.  I’m a coward when it comes […]

Am I thankful for the hard-to-love

people in my life?  Or do I wish they’d go away, or wish DAVE could go away?  Or.  That Jesus would change them?  Hmm.  Maybe DAVE is the one needing change?   Maybe the reason they are in my life is primarily for MY benefit?   Hmm.  Suffering produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/dependency.  Hmm.  If not […]

Why can the Church not see

that WE are the Israelites?  We Christians worship the idol of independence/confidence-we-know-what’s-best, leaning on our own understanding, wise in our own eyes, not ASKing about everything, not THANKing about everything — especially the harrrd, not curious/expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in us, others, circumstances.   In awe of human accomplishment/somebodiness.  We work hard at […]

No believer who feels pressure, stress,

believes in the total sovereignty of Jesus.  Doesn’t matter what we claim to believe about Him and His sovereign reign over all.  When we feel pressure, stress, we are unbelievers in His sovereignty.  We have Heaven, but are missing the benefit of Jesus.  And those around us suffer too, because of our self-absorption. — Dave McCarty, […]

When Jesus is ENOUGH,

a believer has no fear of failure, of losing everything, of being pitied by all for being a loser/nobody who strove for excellence, but failed.  When Jesus is ENOUGH, a believer lives and loves with reckless abandon.  Uninhibited.  FREE.  Bold.  Fearless.  Humble.  Optimal performance. When Jesus is NOT enough, a believer is self-absorbed, internally selfish, […]

Thank You, Jesus, that I’m not

alone and not in charge.  Not alone, not in charge.  Not alone, not in charge. I’ve been saying this to myself more and more and more as I go through my day, and it has been amazingly helpful, in giving me sovereignty-awareness as I face the challenges, decisions, hardships, as I go through my day.  […]