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
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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 […]
to live in Your world, but am an expert at living in Dave’s world, where everything is run by us humans, especially DAVE. Thank You, that if I’m not rescued from myself — rescued from this prison, that I’ll go through my day feeling that my life is up to ME. Thank You that all […]
it’s a BLESSing. Huh? And when He gives us what we want, it’s a CURSE. Huh? YES. The same Curse that humans have experienced since The Fall. When we get what we WANT, our flesh is stroked in confidence-we-know-what’s-best, so we pray for more of what we WANT, and work really harrrd to get what […]
so admirable, such a good thing. But. It’s a heavvvy load having an efficiency idol. Being a perfectionist about efficiency is just the WORST. Obsessing as much over minutia as I do really-big deals, is worse than being in prison. It’s a Curse imagining that I know what’ll make me happy. Those unbothered by such […]
have been carefully crafted by Jesus, for your good and His glory. When you believe this, you will be curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in you, others, circumstances. If you struggle to believe this, struggle to THANK Him for everything just as it is, including the harrrrd, CONFESS your unbelief in His sovereign […]
to be so dependent on You, Jesus, that I dunno yet where to eat lunch today, what to wear, when to do the things on my to-do list for today, which to do first. DEpendency feels WRONG to my flesh, and to the world around me. DEpendency is to be AVOIDED at all costs. INdependency […]
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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