Jesus making a wow difference in believers. What might that look like? Howbout a contagious thankfulness that makes no sense, given my present circumstances? So freshly overwhelmed with Jesus and His performance imputed to me, that nothing else in my life hardly matters to me, no matter how harrrd, no matter how much my flesh hates it, no matter how much sympathy and pity others give me for the ruggedness of my circumstances: I just ooze with thankfulness for Him and the perfectness of His plan for me. I ooze with thankfulness for each harrrd in my life, that nobody in their right mind would be thankful for, believing as I do, that He’s promised to work all things together for the good of this kid of His. Who lives this way? Only someone freshly captivated by Jesus, freshly convicted of his sin of independence/self-confidence/shepherdness/orphanness by His Spirit, freshly undone/contrite, thankful for everything He’s used, no matter how painful, to bring me to the end of myself, and to contagious thankfulness.
–ShepherdDave, needing prayer for fresh conviction of the sin of independence, so he’s back to being DumbSheepDave, with a thankfulness that’s contagious to both believers and pre-believers around him, including the turned-off and even the antagonistic
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