decisions, or any decisions, or any situation, I NEVER have sovereignty-awareness, so I am NEVER curious/expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, so I have NOT the benefit of Jesus in this life — I feel ALONE and in CHARGE. My life is UP TO DAVE. Just like any atheist. I […]
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you don’t have the luxury of a healthy devotional life — you need extraordinary devotional life. If the total sovereignty of Jesus is not central to your devotional life, to your experience as you go through your day, you will be angry, or living in denial, or hopelessly depressed — the least challenges will feel […]
about the Boss’ plan, on a need-to-know timetable. The human-wisdom of a go-fer HATES trusting the Boss, wants to know what’s ahead, and HATES being a go-fer. The happiest go-fers follow the Boss, are content with not knowing, because they realize they aren’t paid to think, but just follow directions from the Boss on a […]
but a Savior. I don’t have a one-year plan, or a five-year plan. JESUS is my plan. Being curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, is DAVE’S biggest need. All my life I’ve had plans, and what good have they done me? They made me a control-freak perfectionist, obsessing over the […]
are self-righteous/prideful. All Christians trying to fix/change other humans, unless asked, are self-righteous/prideful, leaning on their own understanding, wise in their own eyes. Human-wisdom-reliant. Includes government-forced morality on others. The conscience is reached by love and humility, but forced-morality is resented and resisted. The biggest problem with democracy is that the majority attempts to force […]
when I’m human-wisdom-reliant, and it’s like being in prison, being in bondage, being addicted — a terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad way to go through my day. Wrong things like my performance, reputation, worthiness — even things like my emotional health and spiritual health. When I DON’T care about those lesser things, it’s ALWAYS because the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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