Others’ accomplishment. My accomplishment. I unwittingly worship/adore/revere that which wows me. I’m wowed by excellence in human endeavor. That is, when I’m ShepherdDave, leaning on my own understanding, wise in my own eyes, so I can captain my soul, master my fate. Flagrant independence. I’m not braggin, but confessin. Observing the excellence of others, strokes […]
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Brian Phillips is a young missionary hubby I mentor, who’s headed to Spain. Your faith will be nurtured by reading below, these excerpts of his prayer update last week. And if you’re looking for a new missionary family to support, check out their blog. http://briankassie.com –WeakDave, trying to promote more non-Christian fellowship To read past email […]
unless I’ve been freshly convicted of my sin, and typically, my sin of independence/shepherdness/self-confidence/orphan-ness/self-reliance. And I find that others aren’t wowed by the Jesus in me, if I’m not freshly wowed by Jesus, and His salvation of me, His righteousness imputed to me. Especially pre-believers. Fixing my eyes and thoughts on Jesus doesn’t seem to […]
Because humans were made for dependency, like dumb sheep, and we encounter enormous stress when we created-dependents try and function as independents: shepherds. Dumb sheep are protected from fear, frustration, discouragement, boredom, when we function as dumb sheep, looking to our Shepherd, curious and expectant to see what He will do next, rather than trying […]
Jack Miller used to say that the difference between what would happen normally, and what happens with an infusion of grace, that difference, is the glory of God. So if we believers are known by the watching world for being the proudest, most self-righteous, poorest lovers of those most different from ourselves, and then are […]
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? […]
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, […]
What is different for believers today? How will we approach non-believers?