Best thing about failure,

is the opportunity it provides me to treat myself like Jesus treats me: with unconditional love.  Historically, I’m much harsher with myself than my earthly dad ever was with me.  That’s typical of adult children who were not loved perfectly.  Unconditionally.

So what faith/repentance looks like for ShepherdDave, is being convicted by the Spirit of my independence idolatry, being temporarily returned to being DumbSheepDave, where I can extend to myself the same grace/compassion/enjoyment that my ShepherdJesus extends to me.  Ahhh.  Priceless.  Just as I am.

–DumbSheepDave, loving more and more, the Shepherd’s Spirit convicting him of the sin of independence, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing the difference in 2014

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2 replies
  1. Mark Hickman
    Mark Hickman says:

    DSD, I am a friend of Jeff Salasin,I want to thank you personally for your posts,they are inspiring me to truly be a real 100% “Gracist”….Peace,Dumb Sheep Mark

    • WeakDave
      WeakDave says:

      Thank you, Mark. Feels good to be encouraged by you. I’d like to claim just a sliver of the credit that is due Jesus, but I’ve been drug along kicking and screaming the entire way of His retraining me in self-awareness and self-acceptance, as He’s applied the Gospel to the way He views me, and I view myself. I’m a different person than I was two years ago. 🙂


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