Or more faith, or more obedience, or to be different? Part of my motivation for being different, better, is for the glory of Jesus. But what about the dark side — the sinful side, of my motivation? I wanna feel gooood about myself, and I’m tired of feeling lousy about myself, a failure at following Jesus. I want to do better so I can feeeel better. The imputed righteousness of Jesus is unsatisfying to me: I want something more.
Satan doesn’t want me to see the pride involved, in my having such a noble desire to be more like Jesus. I cannot confess what I do not see. I need the convicting work of Jesus’ Spirit to freshly experience the peace that passes understanding, so I have something pre-believers want. A humble believer is content with where he is, who he is, how he is, because Jesus is enough for him, for today, and he has surrendered the timetable for any change, to Jesus. Ahhh. A proud believer wants something more.
–DumbSheepDave, surprisingly and amazingly thankful right now, for everything just as it is, and thankful for those who have prayed for him
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