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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from Jesus to undermine your trust in your human-wisdom. Your human-wisdom does NOT know what’s best for you, but it has you convinced it does, and so does the human-wisdom of others. Especially experts. Jesus knows what’s best, and will deliver the best, but you don’t believe that, so you need further retraining, further disillusionment in […]
Adultlikes (Christians dominated by the-old-man/sinful-nature/human-wisdom), have fun in all sorts of ways — reaching goals, competing, performing, achieving, shopping, driving fast, feeling superior, noticing weaknesses in others, whatever. All this activity is stressful. A lifetime of stressful = disease — cancer, cardio-vascular, digestive, skin, arthritis, migraines, whatever. And worse — a lifetime of stressful activity […]
is not real. WHAT? It’s an alternate reality rooted in human-wisdom. But it SEEMS so real, on TV, in the news, as we go through our day. It only seems real to seculars and to Christians dominated by our human-wisdom. We do NOT see SovereignJesus behind everyone and everything. So our lives are not up […]
what others think of me.” What a great truth this is, that someone shared with PeoplePleaserDave a few years ago. But yesterday I realized, there’s MORE. None of my business what DAVE thinks of me. None of my business what DAVE thinks of my circumstances, my health, my savings, my ministry, my performance, my decisions, […]
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 […]
Two kinds of self-love: conditional and UNconditional. Conditional-self-love is unhealthy, rooted in pride, self-absorption — I love myself when I perform up to expectations, or better, when I exceed expectations. But UNconditional-self-love is Jesus-like. Jesus loves us kids of His UNconditionally. Humble/Jesus-like Christians love themselves UNconditionally, and others UNconditionally. Prideful Christians love themselves conditionally, and […]
Am I the old man, with a self-absorbed nature, a strong proving addiction, A.K.A. JudgeDave, assessor, critic, of everyone and everything, A.K.A. AdultlikeDave, full of human wisdom, confident-he-knows-what’s-best, A.K.A. CompetitiveDave, needing to feel superior to everyone, secretly rejoicing in the failures of others, especially other sports teams, living with stress 24/7, circumstance-dependent for joy and […]
What is different for believers today? How will we approach non-believers?