for where I am today, have been WRONG. Ambition, determination, strength, hustle, competitiveness, analyzing, critiquing, judging, striving for excellence, are all worldly values, where reality is informed by eyes and ears, not Scripture. “And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another.” Eccl 4:4 When I became a […]
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I feel ALONE and in CHARGE of my life. I only DEEPLY relax, am only EVER patient, content, when I am momentarily believing Jesus is totally sovereign over everything and everyone. Otherwise, it’s UP TO DAVE. Before Jesus began growing me in self-awareness, I had no idea I have tension in my body most of […]
whaddayado? CONFESS your unbelief in the total sovereign reign of Jesus over every detail of your life. Irritated with your boss, co-workers, job, yourself, spouse, kids, health, wealth, politicians, news media, where you live, how you live? CONFESS that Jesus and His imputed worthiness are NOT ENOUGH for you. THANK Him for your frustrating circumstances […]
is following Jesus’ agenda, not Dave’s agenda. What does it look like when I follow Dave’s agenda? Hurried, worried, intense, stressed, competitive, critical-judgmental, circumstance-dependent for my joy and peace. Following Jesus’ agenda? Clueless-I-know-what’s-best, confident Jesus knows, curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, THANKing Him for everything — especially the harrrd, […]
need more hours in the day, you’re just like DAVE, with an agenda for every situation — an agenda rooted in my flesh’s confidence-it-knows-what’s-best. My flesh puts enormous pressure on me not to embarrass myself, not be late, NOT GET BEHIND in my work. Only INdependents have agendas, feel pressure, feel alone, are intense, hurried, […]
What? That’s right. When your life is easy, you don’t need Jesus. When you feel overwhelmed, you can’t seem to get on top of your circumstances, AND, you are more likely to run to Jesus, CONFESS your INdependence/pride/insanity/orphan-mindset/worldliness. Desperate people do desperate things. Desperate Christians run to Jesus. Jesus is a much-better navigator through troubled […]
you can smile at your failures, humiliating circumstances. When your own performance means little to you compared to the imputed performance of Jesus. When you don’t even enjoy the failures of others — including jerks. When Jesus is everything to you, and everything else is almost nothing. When you enjoy everyone — including politicians and […]
AGENDA. Only INdependents/worldlies/orphans experience intensity/agenda. Every intense human is critical-judgmental, always judging everyone and everything as excellent, average or poor. Gracious, humble humans enjoy everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is. By contrast, we intense humans are circumstance-dependent for our joy and peace, so we experience little joy, and Jesus ain’ta […]
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