Entries by WeakDave

The folly of human wisdom.

In my human wisdom, I have many strong opinions.  But I’m becoming increasingly disillusioned with my human wisdom.  As I look back over my life, my human wisdom has not delivered happiness to me, but rather, has been the source of all my pain and misery.  Not only am I becoming disillusioned with MY human […]

What does faith look like in your daily life?

I think faith is most-helpfully understood, as surrendering to the WORST-case scenario at one extreme, while AT THE SAME TIME, believing that Jesus might deliver the BEST-case scenario, at the other extreme.  “Either extreme or anything in between, not MY will be done but YOURS, Jesus.”   Best-case from a HUMAN perspective.  Whatever He delivers is […]

Only the proud experience fear.

The humble are fearless.  The humble are unbothered by failure, weakness, pity by others, losing all their somebodiness, being considered nobodies, losers.  The humble live and love with reckless abandon.   Only the proud are self-absorbed, hide our weakness, fear, failure.  Only the humble are relaxed.  On the inside.  Feel no need to APPEAR relaxed.  Only […]

The goal of preaching today

in Evangelical Churches, is for Christians to understand how the Bible impacts daily life.  But how can a preacher clearly understand the Message of the CreatorSustainer of the Universe unless he is unusually self-aware?  An unusually-self-aware preacher oughtabe the chief CONFESSor in a church.  Is this what we see?  Hardly.  Do we even WANT our […]

We are happiest

when we see Jesus behind everyone and everything.  SovereignShepherd over every detail of our lives and others’ lives.  We’re no different than the atheist when we feel ALONE and in CHARGE, leaning on our own understanding, wise in our own eyes, confident-we-know-what’s-best, what’s-thankable-and-what’s-not.  Daily living UP TO ME.  Circumstance-dependent for joy and peace. Our biggest […]

Lack joy and peace right now?

If you’re a Christian, I suggest there’s some unrecognized-and-unconfessed sin/idolatry in your life.  The nicest, kindest thing Jesus ever does for us kids of His, is to open our eyes afresh to see the sin/idolatry to which we’ve been blind, robbing us of joy and peace.  Better than trying to avoid sin — CONFESS it. […]

The worst evangelist,

is the chief encourager — positive thinker.  “You can do this, my secular friend.”  The next best is the chief expert — overwhelming with Scripture.  The next best is the chief accuser — helping others see the sin to which they are blind.  But the best — the one most likely to be used of the Spirit to […]

Buddhists understand the importance of surrender,

loving what is, being comfortable with the unknown.  What they don’t understand, is how much easier it is to live peacefully like a Buddhist, as a Jesus-dependent, rather than a self-dependent, where life is UP TO ME.  Surrendering, loving what is, being comfortable with the unknown, in my own power, is so-much harder than simply confessing […]