In other words, is He enough for me? Or when I run to him with a problem, do I use Him, to get my way: want Him to fix it according to my agenda? Or do I confess to Him, that He’s only enough for me, when He fixes my problems according to my agenda? […]
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God’s problem, God’s job. Wow. I can’t tell you what a bombshell this has been for me. Maybe obvious to you, and I feel a bit silly for feeling so profoundly impacted by such an obvious statement, but over the past month, this has been changing my life, and I can only conclude that it’s […]
Proclaiming the Gospel today, requires a different approach than in Paul’s day. Seems to me. Why? Two thousand years of people all over the world, hearing about Christians and Christianity, with many negative opinions formed about us, most with justification. What worked for Paul, doesn’t work today, with most audiences. If Paul were here today, […]
I’ve hardly ever experienced it. Intellectually, I know that I’m supposed to follow Jesus, because He is supposedly Lord of my life, but in my typical day, it’s all about my agenda, my will, and this causes me to be intense, driven, joyless and peaceless unless things momentarily go my way, but even then, I […]
is Jesus-dependency. Whatever it takes, DaddyJesusSpirit, to get me from Dave-dependency to Jesus-dependency, that’s what I want: I offer up to you my health, my ministry, my savings, my reputation: do with them whatever is best, for me and for Your Kingdom. I do not know what is best, though my flesh wants me to […]
When I’m not curious and expectant, to see what God will do next, in my circumstances, I’m living by flesh, not by faith: functioning as an independent/orphan/adultlike, wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding, and my biggest need at that moment, is fresh conviction of the sin of independence/unbelief, so I can […]
Chip Jones is a blue-collar-kinda-guy World Harvest Missionary I spent a lot of time mentoring while he and wife Meredith were raising support several years ago. Unlikely candidate to be a missionary. Not a seminary grad. Not even a college grad. But they were sponges for being trained in Jesus-dependency, and they have been modeling […]
I can never remember a time when I was discouraged, that I wasn’t also concerned about my own righteousness/performance/reputation/somebodiness: my passion to feel good about myself based on my performance. Same is true for every time I’ve been fearful, or frustrated/angry. My unhappiness, lack of joy/peace, always has to do with me and my performance, […]
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