to not know what to do in a situation. UnAmerican. UnChristian. We’re trained from an early age to KNOW what to do. INdependence, not [shudder] DEpendence. Activism applauded, while anything remotely passive is negative, pathetic. No wonder we Christians are hardly any different than the seculars around us. We’re not the aliens and strangers we’re […]
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to the things that matter to my flesh, and the world around me. Dave’sFlesh and the worldlies around me dunno nuttin about how to deliver happiness to Dave. But they sure THINK they do. And they are convincing, COMPELLING. They use every one of my idols against me, tempting me to look to my idols […]
it’s so helpful to THANK Him for them, instead of asking Him to remove them, change them, because THANKing is commanded in Scripture, and because THANKing Him for the harrrd reminds me that He’s totally sovereign over them, and I am not, which helps me be curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, […]
the power to change myself into a thanker-for-the-harrrd, nor do I have the power to change others, though you know how much I wish I could. Thank You for convincing me that what revival looks like in our day, is Christians so full of You that we are contagious thankers-for-the-harrrd. Thank You that it seems-to-me […]
for followers of Jesus, seems to me, because thanking Him for the easily-thankable, obviously-thankable, reinforces control addiction, and surprisingly leads us into an INdependency that encourages God-bless-my-agenda kinda praying by believers, confident-we-know-what’s-best, confident we know how to direct the CreatorSustainer of the Universe. Thanking Jesus for the harrrd is commanded in Scripture. Thanking Him for […]
I want something MORE than what He offers. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for what He offers, but it’s not ENOUGH. Unsatisfying. I ALSO want to feel good about myself based on MY performance, MY worthiness, MY reputation. This role He’s scripted for me, of being a great example of a bad example, […]
Whyzat? Because it’s easiest for me to be sovereignty-aware when I’m all alone. When I’m online, on the phone, or with others, I’m not alone, don’t FEEL alone. Being alone gives me the opportunity to FEEL alone, FEEL the pressures on me, the disappointments, frustrations, the sense of my life being UP TO ME, the […]
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 […]
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