for my joy and peace, unless I’m wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding, confident-I-know-what’s-best. Only the Jesus-dependent — the clueless-I-know-what’s-best, experience the peace that passes understanding. Life is unnecessarily intense/stressful for the confident-I-know-what’s-best addict, consumed with his/her own worthiness by judging others in order to compete with them, obsessing over human achievement/somebodiness, needing to make a difference in this world. Winning — as precious as it is, is not-nearly-as important as avoiding loss/failure. Bottomless pit of neediness.
–Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, confessing Jesus as Lord, but to be pitied above all men for not having the benefit of Jesus, except when he’s been freshly convicted of the sin of independence/worldliness/pride/confidence-he-knows-what’s-best, so he’s momentarily DumbSheepDave, with a healthy indifference to humiliation, failure, being pitied by others, while enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/Jesus-contentment/Jesus-humility, so the seculars around him might experience the love of Jesus
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