Entries by WeakDave

Impossible to be critical,

judgmental, competitive, addicted to feeling superior, and to feel alone in facing my challenges, while experiencing sovereignty-awareness.  Whyzat?  Because I’m not in charge of me, or others.  SovereignShepherdJesus is.  Easy to enjoy others and self, just as we are, and His genius plan for us all, when I’m sovereignty-aware.  Easy to thank Him for everything, […]

Benefits of the three awarenesses.

The biggest benefits of Gospel-awareness are the joy and peace that radiate from a believer who is deeply convinced of the unconditional love of DaddyJesusSpirit for one of His kids, as the kid goes through the day.  Warts and all.  Whatever it takes to get Gospel-awareness deep in one’s soul, and keep it there, is […]

Ridicule-avoidance is probably 

my deepest core value, explaining more of who I am and why I do, than anything.  Constant stress/tension in my body, day and night, due to my hyper-vigilance.  All my life, this terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad way to live has felt so normal/natural that I’ve been unaware, until lately, of the terror that never leaves […]

Nothing compares with

cluelessness-I-know-what’s-best — being curious and expectant to see what You do NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.  I LOVE when Your Spirit freshly convicts me of my independence  — my feeling alone with the challenges before me, so I’m freshly aware that I’m not MY problem, but Your problem.   Ahhh, thank You, Jesus, for the peace […]

Nation of fools 

are we — wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding, confident-we-know-what’s-best, imagining ourselves competent to judge others and ourselves, and therefore able to govern ourselves and others in the world, without dependency on the CreatorSustainer of the Universe.  There is no humility in our land, outside the Church, or inside, because we […]

Should I be thankful for feelings of discouragement?

Or fear?   Or frustration?  Most would say “OF COURSE NOT.”  We know what’s thankable and what’s not, because we are wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding, confident-we-know-what’s-best. We wanna FIX those feelings, instead of explore the root of them, asking Jesus to show us what’s really going on inside.  We are […]

No deeply-happy person

is an idolator.  Deeply happy?  Joy, peace, contentment.  And every believer I’ve ever known, including myself, are bigtime idolators, but we live in denial of the extent of our unhappiness caused by idolatry, in my not-so-humble opinion.  Those of us with a grace foundation in our lives, get better glimpses of our idolatry, but it’s […]

Black preacher exposing Christians,

white, black, brown, whatever, both progressive and conservative.  He’s African-American Coordinator for the Presbyterian Church in America.  And he’s not talking about race, per se.  Although the root of racial prejudice is self-righteousness.  Brave man, taking on the Christian establishment, but preaching very biblically, seems to Dave.  Hope his job’s not in jeopardy. Scary sermon. […]