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 […]
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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 […]
What would that look like? Your human wisdom may have wanted this for years, but if you’re like I am, you’ve probably given up ever experiencing that BEST-case scenario in each subpar area, and have resigned yourself to what is. What is, will continue, into the future. But this is serious unbelief. Like an atheist. […]
He thwarts my agenda, and convicts me of it. My agenda is ALWAYS based on my human wisdom. Jesus knows I’m happiest when I don’t have an agenda of my own, but rather as DumbSheepDave — clueless-I-know-what’s-best-for-me, trusting that Jesus DOES, curious/expectant to see what SovereignShepherdJesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances. Ahhh. So when […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is different for believers today? How will we approach non-believers?