feels like the weight of the world on my shoulders — alone, adultlike, UP TO ME, heavy, pressure. But Jesus offers me His radical yoke of DEpendency — light as a feather. Not radical for a child, but radical for an adult. Adults in this world are supposed to be INdependent, wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding, confident-we-know-what’s-best. DEpendency is for children, the weak, pathetic.
When I’m wearing Jesus’ yoke of DEpendency I am clueless-I-know-what’s-best, because I’m trusting that SovereignJesus knows best, and His genius plan is dependable. Childlike, not adultlike. Peaceful, not pressured. Humble, not prideful. Indifferent to being pitied for my cluelessness, not needing to be admired, envied, for my adultlike wisdom/understanding. Curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances. Experiencing the other-worldly peace offered in the Upside-down Kingdom of Jesus — so different from the right-side-up kingdom of this world, where we live under the Curse of INdependence.
So, how do you freshly get Jesus’ yoke? The Spirit needs to freshly convict you, so you can freshly CONFESS your INdependence. And every time you spot it throughout your day, that’s the Spirit convicting you. CONFESS. Don’t try harder to be Jesus-dependent. CONFESS.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, promoting Jesus-dependency to Christians — especially DAVE, so we might actually have the other-worldly peace that all humans want, so the seculars around us might be interested, compelled
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