Entries by WeakDave

I’m not alone!

And not in charge!  WOOOHOOOO!  Resurrected Jesus is living His life through me, and He’s in charge.  So I can relax, and be curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.  Jesus is behind everyone and everything.  This is the reality according to Scripture.  The broadcast news, online news, print news, have […]

Frugality is next to godliness,

but only for spendthrifts.   For us frugal types, paying LIST PRICE is next to godliness — what repentance looks like for us, because we get so much artificial LIFE — fake worthiness, human-wisdom-worthiness, from a good deal, instead of being content with Jesus and His imputed worthiness.  Excruciatingly painful for us frugal types to pay […]

Whenever I feel pressure,

that’s my human-wisdom influencing me.  Whenever I feel peace that makes no sense for my stressful circumstances, that’s my Jesus and His Spirit at work in me — no agenda of my own, curious and expectant to see what He does NEXT in me, others, circumstances.  Observer — not a competitor/judge, enjoying everyone just as […]

If I had MY way,

the way of my human-wisdom, I’d run things way differently than Jesus is running things.  My life would be way easier, and so would everyone else’s.  No suffering/harrrd.  My human-wisdom does NOT like Jesus’ genius plan.  My human-wisdom doesn’t CARE that suffering produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/Jesus-dependency.  My human-wisdom HATES me trusting Jesus and […]

Jesus only seems Lord of my life when

I have no agenda of my own — except being curious and expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.  When I have no agenda of my own I dunno what’s best for me or others, and I’m just an observer without judgment or agenda, instead of a performer, prove-er, competitor.  Having […]

I keep forgetting

that Jesus is in charge of my life, so I don’t have to be, so I don’t need to feel ALONE, feel pressure, feel behind.  Truth is, I’m NEVER behind, always right on His schedule.  But.  Not on the schedule of my human-wisdom.  So while my human-wisdom doesn’t believe it, my circumstances are PERFECT for […]

I only dread the future

when I’m human-wisdom-reliant, confident-I-know-what’s-best, wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding.  Eyes on the waves of my circumstances, instead of Jesus.  So whadda I do when I realize I’m dreading?  CONFESS, hopefully.  Confession delivers happiness, relief.  Trying harder to believe better, do better, delivers misery, because the focus is on ME and […]

The news nourishes my human-wisdom,

causing me to feel ALONE and in CHARGE of my life.  The news is not Jesus-centric, but human-wisdom-centric, so the news is dangerous to my Jesus-dependency, my happiness.  The news undermines the peace and joy that OUGHTABE mine in Jesus.  So I can only take news in small doses, together with LARGE doses of being […]