Entries by WeakDave

How do I tell

when I’m relying on my human-wisdom rather than Jesus-wisdom?  When I feel behind, in a hurry, intense, irritated, impatient, or disappointed when things go south, or elated when things go my way. When I’m relying on Jesus-wisdom, my eyes and thoughts are fixed on Him and His-wisdom, curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT in […]

Jesus is undermining my trust

in my human-wisdom, and the human-wisdom of others, and it’s the best thing that’s happened to me since He converted me back in 1966, because I’m living and working more out of communion with Him than ever.  Ahhh.  But it’s harrrd to be retrained in a better way of living.  My human-wisdom HATES suffering/harrrd, and […]

The only humans who are stressed,

are those relying on human-wisdom — wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding, confident-we-know-what’s-best, what’s thankable and what’s not.  Lords of our own lives.  Christians claiming the Lordship of Jesus, but functioning like seculars, atheists, with the same human-wisdom, human-power, and therefore seed cast on thorny soil that does not reproduce, choked […]

The Gospel is BAD news

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 […]

Every human is addicted

to human-wisdom, but who even realizes it?  What’s so bad about a Christian being addicted to human-wisdom?  We are not dependent on Jesus, but on our human-wisdom.  Jesus is not Lord of our lives — our human-wisdom is.  So we operate with human-wisdom and its human-power.  No wonder the Church is so saltless and impotent […]

GospelFriendships Financial Update.

We ended 2019 with income exceeding expenses by $890, mainly because of year-end giving and because I didn’t receive $3k of my $26.5k salary because the ministry’s bank balance was so low in the fall, and our Treasurer had to scramble to decide what bills to pay.  In years past we had a larger bank […]

I’m too weak to live without

awareness of Jesus’ sovereignty.  I’m way-too self-aware now, way-too in touch with my feelings, leaving me way-too sensitive to the scary uncertainty of relying on myself, my human-wisdom, my human-power.  I desperately need reminding every day, all day, of Jesus’ total sovereignty over ever detail of my life.  I’m not STRONGer than I usedtabe, but […]

What is Jesus-wisdom?

Doing NOTHing on our own, trusting NOT our human-wisdom or the human-wisdom of others, because we’re disillusioned with human-wisdom.  And, our eyes and thoughts are fixed on SovereignShepherdJesus, asking Him about everything, thanking Him about everything just as it is, and everyone just as we are, clueless-we-know-what’s-best, trusting that He DOES.   Jesus-wisdom-reliance is the pearl of […]