Entries by WeakDave

When I’m encouraged

by encouraging circumstances, I’m depending on my flesh — human-wisdom-dependency, not Jesus-dependency.  Same for discouraging circumstances.  How do I KNOW what’s best or worst for me, and those I love?  My human-wisdom tells me. Scripture, however, commands me to NOT lean on my own understanding, NOT be wise in my own eyes, but rather fix […]

We Christians are the most-competitive humans,

in my experience.  Wait, Dave, I’m not competitive.  Really?  Not all competitives are sports fans.  Competitive means judging others and their creations — thumbs up, down, or just okay.  Competitives who are unusually self-aware secretly ENJOY seeing others fail, mess up like we do, or worse than us — especially opponents, enemies.  So we feel […]

Litmus-paper test for humility.

A humble Christian SMILES at self and others, rather than judging self and others — finding fault with self and others.  A humble Christian enjoys everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is, seeing Jesus behind everyone and everything, all according to His genius plan.  Curious and expectant to see what Jesus […]

When I worry about our adult kids

and their income, or our OWN income, in the midst of this pandemic, I might as well be accusing Jesus of not knowing what He’s doing in their lives, or ours, of Him not having a genius plan for each of us that He’s right now executing, of Him being untrustworthy in the process.  Oh […]

The problem with being wise,

n the eyes of others, is that we become wise in our own eyes, and lean on our own understanding.  This is NOT biblical-wisdom, but human-wisdom.  Biblical-wisdom is realizing that we have NO wisdom worth leaning on, but that Jesus DOES.  We do NOT know what’s best, but Jesus DOES.  Biblical-wisdom is sanity/faith/dependency/humility and results […]

What is MY responsibility to God?

To obey.  Perfectly.  When I fail?  CONFESS.  Only the fool imagines him/herself ABLE to obey.  Well, unless the fool so dumbs down the law/sin to outside-the-cup stuff that’s easy to obey superficially, so s/he imagines acceptable obedience.  No such thing as acceptable obedience.  Perfect.  Or failure.  All have failed, and all Christians continue to fail.  […]

The Gospel oughtabe ENOUGH

for us Christians, but it’s not.  The Gospel oughta set us Christians FREE to live and love with reckless abandon, but it doesn’t.  Look around you.  Do you see Christians who are seed cast on fertile soil that reproduce a hundredfold, even thirtyfold, even a few?  Are we Christians contagious to the seculars around us?  […]

The silver lining of feeling lousy.

I need Jesus more.  I don’t seem to need Jesus nearly as much when I feel great.  I don’t have the luxury of INdependency — of ignoring Jesus, when I feel lousy.  Or, I CAN ignore Him, but I’m utterly miserable, because any difficulty feels overwhelming, so life is unbearably harrrd.  I just wanna go […]