is the curse of the human condition since Adam and Eve. Humans live in denial of how consumed we are with human accomplishment, somebodiness. Not just pre-believers, but we believers too. Materialism is only one facet of the problem. Believers of modest means are also eaten up with feeling good about self, having some performance […]
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Excerpt pasted below, from the prayer letter of a missionary couple I’ve been praying for, who spend lots of time building intimate friendships with pre-believers in an edgy section of London. –WeakDave, trying to encourage believers to spend time with pre-believers To read past email updates from WeakDave, or free subscribe: gospelfriendships.icontact.com or search for GospelFriendships […]
trying to be an independent/CEO/orphan/shepherd, is extremely heavy, burdensome. A Curse, weighing down the sheep: we get stressed, exhausted, from having the weight of the world on our shoulders. Why do we sheep do this? We believe a lie, that we’ll be happier functioning as shepherds/somebodies, rather than lowly sheep. Common. Ordinary. Nobodies. Losers, by comparison. […]
and wooing me onto LIFE in Jesus. How? By lovingly thwarting my attempts at independence. It’s harrrd when my plans/agenda are thwarted, but it’s good harrrd, needful harrrd, because the biggest deal in town, is being retrained to live and work out of communion with Jesus. DependentDave. DumbSheepDave. Ahhh. Whatever it takes, Lord. I want […]
a lot of the time, because the world, flesh, devil want me feeling alone, that it’s up to me to make my life work, leaning on my own understanding, being wise in my own eyes, as I attempt to engineer happiness for myself and others, solve the problems before me, make decisions, captain my soul, […]
but it’s possible to try and follow His principles/teaching. There’s a vast, night-and-day difference between following Jesus, and trying to follow His principles. All earnest Christians I know, myself included, work hard at following His principles. And some nonChristians I know, really like some of His principles and try to follow them. But neither Christian […]
…I’m rarely wowed by Jesus. Maaaybe grateful to Him for the “blessings” I’m experiencing, because He appears to be enabling my agenda. But it’s all about me. Pulling the strings in my life according to plan. With His help, of course. But when nothing seems to be going my way, I’m much more likely to recognize […]
I understand why some feel that. So lemme splain. Years ago, I was filled with self-contempt, did not handle failure well, did not extend grace to myself, but was blind to all this. But in 1984 Janet and I went through World Harvest’s Sonship Course, and God used it to begin to change our lives. […]
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