are those relying on human-wisdom — wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding, confident-we-know-what’s-best, what’s thankable and what’s not. Lords of our own lives. Christians claiming the Lordship of Jesus, but functioning like seculars, atheists, with the same human-wisdom, human-power, and therefore seed cast on thorny soil that does not reproduce, choked […]
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to the accomplished Christian, in business, ministry, politics, amateur sports, academia, whatever. It’s BAD news to the Christian good at a hobby. At parenting. At leadership in the Church. At whatever makes you feel good about yourself, worthy. The Gospel is BAD news to you, because it says your worthiness/somebodiness is filthy rags. The Gospel […]
to human-wisdom, but who even realizes it? What’s so bad about a Christian being addicted to human-wisdom? We are not dependent on Jesus, but on our human-wisdom. Jesus is not Lord of our lives — our human-wisdom is. So we operate with human-wisdom and its human-power. No wonder the Church is so saltless and impotent […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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