reminders of His total sovereign reign over everyone and everything. When I have EASY circumstances I am not so desperate to be reminded throughout my day, about the sovereignty of Jesus. I don’t really need a SovereignShepherdJesus, when I have easy circumstances. “I can handle this.” Easy has NEVER done anything for my Jesus-dependency. When […]
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feels like the weight of the world on my shoulders — alone, adultlike, UP TO ME, heavy, pressure. But Jesus offers me His radical yoke of DEpendency — light as a feather. Not radical for a child, but radical for an adult. Adults in this world are supposed to be INdependent, wise in our own […]
the world around me as Your world, Jesus, because it seems like OUR world — the world of us humans, where things are up to US, and in particular, the world of DAVE, where things are UP TO ME, to make good decisions, avoid regret, or worse — humiliation. Constant pressure. Except when Your Spirit […]
where I’m a spectator — an enjoyer of everyone just as we are and everything just as it is, not a gladiator like I am in Dave’s world — with the pressure to be better, do better, believe better, achieve, make a difference, establish my own worthiness, feel superior to others. When I’m living in […]
circumstances, go to 2 Chronicles 20:1-24. Read the passage. I have the following sentences from this passage, underlined in my Bible. “For we have no power to face this vast army attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” And later, “Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of this vast […]
cluelessness-I-know-what’s-best, another way of describing dependency on You instead of me, that comes from fresh conviction of sin — especially the sin of INdependence. Thank You that fresh conviction enables me to CONFESS and be freshly dead to my flesh and its confidence-it-knows-what’s-best. Ahhh. — Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, whose biggest need every day all day, […]
Why? I want others to believe I’m wonderful and DAVE wants to believe it too. But I’m coming to see that it’s not what I DO that reveals how wonderful or horrible I am, but rather what I THINK. And nobody knows that but Dave. And Jesus. Truth is, I’m NOT a wonderful person. Oh […]
Because you live in denial of how little you really believe in the sovereignty of Jesus. How do I know that? Because you suppress your feelings of fear, frustration, discouragement, boredom. And that’s why you feel ALONE so much of the time: UP TO YOU. Your biggest need, all day, every day, is to CONFESS […]
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