Entries by WeakDave

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 […]

The idol that challenges my contentment

more than any other, is my health — feeling good physiologically.  Pert-near impossible to be content when you feel lousy.  All the glasses that seemed half-full, suddenly seem half-empty, though nothing has changed.  Easily overwhelmed by the challenges of the day.  Life is really harrrrd. Still, what helps me MOST when I feel lousy, is […]

Why do I wannabe content?

For a follower of Jesus, contentment is a litmus-paper test for Jesus-dependency. Why do I wannabe Jesus-dependent? Because I know it’s right, and I wannabe a good follower of Jesus. Why do I wannabe a good follower of Jesus? Because I wanna feel good about myself. Jesus and His imputed worthiness are not ENOUGH for […]

The only Christians who experience contentment

are the freshly humble — the freshly Jesus-dependent — the freshly dead to self.  Impossible to experience contentment without the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to see how DIScontent we are, with who we are, how we are, what we do, where we live, what we drive, what we can afford, […]