Entries by WeakDave

GospelFriendships Financial Update.

We ended 2019 with income exceeding expenses by $890, mainly because of year-end giving and because I didn’t receive $3k of my $26.5k salary because the ministry’s bank balance was so low in the fall, and our Treasurer had to scramble to decide what bills to pay.  In years past we had a larger bank […]

I’m too weak to live without

awareness of Jesus’ sovereignty.  I’m way-too self-aware now, way-too in touch with my feelings, leaving me way-too sensitive to the scary uncertainty of relying on myself, my human-wisdom, my human-power.  I desperately need reminding every day, all day, of Jesus’ total sovereignty over ever detail of my life.  I’m not STRONGer than I usedtabe, but […]

What is Jesus-wisdom?

Doing NOTHing on our own, trusting NOT our human-wisdom or the human-wisdom of others, because we’re disillusioned with human-wisdom.  And, our eyes and thoughts are fixed on SovereignShepherdJesus, asking Him about everything, thanking Him about everything just as it is, and everyone just as we are, clueless-we-know-what’s-best, trusting that He DOES.   Jesus-wisdom-reliance is the pearl of […]

I have a dream,

that one day we Christians become so disillusioned with our human-wisdom that our eyes and thoughts are fixed on Jesus as we go through our day, doing NOTHing on our own, curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in us, others, circumstances, so we operate with Jesus-wisdom, not human-wisdom, so we operate with Jesus-power, not […]

When Jesus grows us unusually-self-aware,

we are embarrassed to see how human-wisdom-reliant we are, and how little we are Jesus-wisdom-reliant — how little we follow Jesus, and how much we follow our human-wisdom.  Little self-awareness = little embarrassment, little humility, little real graciousness — little selfless love for others, especially enemies and others most different from ourselves.  Little self-awareness = great blindness, great defensiveness, great self-righteousness, great willfulness, […]

Every disappointment is a love message

from Jesus to undermine your trust in your human-wisdom.  Your human-wisdom does NOT know what’s best for you, but it has you convinced it does, and so does the human-wisdom of others.  Especially experts.  Jesus knows what’s best, and will deliver the best, but you don’t believe that, so you need further retraining, further disillusionment in […]

Having fun is very different for adultlikes and childlikes.

Adultlikes (Christians dominated by the-old-man/sinful-nature/human-wisdom), have fun in all sorts of ways — reaching goals, competing, performing, achieving, shopping, driving fast, feeling superior, noticing weaknesses in others, whatever.  All this activity is stressful.  A lifetime of stressful = disease — cancer, cardio-vascular, digestive, skin, arthritis, migraines, whatever.  And worse — a lifetime of stressful activity […]

What you see with your eyes

is not real.  WHAT?  It’s an alternate reality rooted in human-wisdom.  But it SEEMS so real, on TV, in the news, as we go through our day.  It only seems real to seculars and to Christians dominated by our human-wisdom.  We do NOT see SovereignJesus behind everyone and everything.  So our lives are not up […]