Entries by WeakDave

The worst evangelist,

is the chief encourager — positive thinker.  “You can do this, my secular friend.”  The next best is the chief expert — overwhelming with Scripture.  The next best is the chief accuser — helping others see the sin to which they are blind.  But the best — the one most likely to be used of the Spirit to […]

Buddhists understand the importance of surrender,

loving what is, being comfortable with the unknown.  What they don’t understand, is how much easier it is to live peacefully like a Buddhist, as a Jesus-dependent, rather than a self-dependent, where life is UP TO ME.  Surrendering, loving what is, being comfortable with the unknown, in my own power, is so-much harder than simply confessing […]

EasIER is not the best.

My flesh believes easIER is the best, and my flesh enormously influences my life, so that my biggest idol, is easIER.  But easIER is not the best.  Scripture says the BEST is whatever Jesus has for me this day, week, month, year.  My flesh says the BEST is whatever is easIER, or easIEST.  My flesh […]

If government were efficient and effective,

billionaires like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates who vote Democrat would be donating billions to US government programs, but instead, they donate billions to non-profit organizations to solve societal problems.  Government is run by bureaucrats, not innovators.  Creative types don’t become bureaucrats.  They hate bureaucracy.  Centralized planning didn’t work in the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, […]

Why doesn’t Jesus give me easIER?

All my friends and family would vote for easIER for me.  My flesh DEMANDS easIER, instead of this ridiculously harrrd I have much of the time — when life seems hardly worth living.  If Jesus REALLY loves me as He says He does, why doesn’t He give me easIER?  Because Jesus loves me more than […]

Where you excel,

is the area of your greatest idolatry — that which brings you artificial LIFE, that which causes you to be UNsatisfied with Jesus and His imputed excellence.  This is the area where you are the most failure-avoidant, defensive, intense, agendafied, where your joy and peace are most circumstance-dependent, making you a difficult person to live […]

Jesus-power is like having a superpower,

an alien power, kinda like that possessed by Superman — uncharacteristic for normal humans.  Bystanders are wowed.  When you operate with Jesus-power, you are a channel of grace into the lives of others, both Christian and nonChristian, adult and child — even your OWN child — especially your own child. Sadly, using your own puny […]