Am I the old man, with a self-absorbed nature, a strong proving addiction, A.K.A. JudgeDave, assessor, critic, of everyone and everything, A.K.A. AdultlikeDave, full of human wisdom, confident-he-knows-what’s-best, A.K.A. CompetitiveDave, needing to feel superior to everyone, secretly rejoicing in the failures of others, especially other sports teams, living with stress 24/7, circumstance-dependent for joy and […]
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We’re running a $7900 deficit, in spite of my taking a cut in pay from $30k to $26.5k for 2019. Because we’re low on cash in the bank, I needed to take half pay for August, $100 paycheck for September, and $300 for October. Guessing we could have a year-end deficit of $5-10k, but hard […]
realizes human wisdom has always been his/her downfall. Only Jesus-wisdom is valuable. Dumb sheep are safest when looking to their shepherd for direction, and are in great danger when they set off on their own, imagining they have sufficient wisdom/understanding to navigate life. No fear of God, i.e., no fear of godless living. The nicest, […]
of Jesus-dependency. Peace that surpasses the kind of peace provided by human understanding, human wisdom. Jesus-dependency/faith/humility is impossible unless the Spirit provides it through fresh conviction of sin — especially the sin of INdependence/pride — leaning on our human wisdom. Stress not only kills, it causes dysfunctional health. Only adult-likes/INdependents are stressed by life circumstances. Only […]
You ENJOY them, just as they are. How to tell if you really love your SELF? Without condition? You ENJOY yourself, just as you are. And here’s a little secret. You won’t enjoy others just as THEY are, until Jesus gives you grace to enjoy your SELF, just as you are. So whaddayado if you […]
So what if I’m admired by thousands, or millions? So what if I’m envied by all humans everywhere? Domatter. “All labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor.”Eccl 4:4 Human worthiness is meaningless. Domatter. The only worthiness that matters in this life, is the imputed worthiness of Jesus. When DAVE’S worthiness matters to […]
you don’t really believe in the sovereignty of Jesus. So your BIGgest need is to CONFESS your unbelief and your lack of curiosity and expectancy to see what He does NEXT, in you, others, circumstances, in guiding you to adjust your circumstances to a) reduce the stress, and b) be reminded daily of His sovereign […]
Because it makes me feel worthy when I analyze/critique/judge, which EXPOSES my dissatisfaction with Jesus and His imputed worthiness, wanting some worthiness of my own. Pride. OUCH. Fresh conviction of sin is initially painful, but confession brings momentary LIFE, other-worldly peace, other-worldly contentment. Fresh conviction of sin by the Spirit, is the pearl of great […]
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