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 […]
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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, […]
When I’m struggling to believe, how do I believe better/more? How do I get more faith for my situation? Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled: believe in God. Believe also in Me.” Okay, but how do I believe, when I know I need to believe better, but I’m struggling? Is faith like a […]
I know I’m sane when, I hardly care about anything or anyone but Jesus. He’s not merely one of the big deals in my life: He’s everything, and everything else, as good as it might be, simply pales in comparison to Jesus. So how do I get there, when I’m not there? Impossible. I cannot […]
What is different for believers today? How will we approach non-believers?