When Jesus thwarts our plans

it’s a BLESSing.  Huh?  And when He gives us what we want, it’s a CURSE.  Huh?  YES.  The same Curse that humans have experienced since The Fall.  When we get what we WANT, our flesh is stroked in confidence-we-know-what’s-best, so we pray for more of what we WANT, and work really harrrd to get what we WANT, and we become hopeless control-addicts, living in denial of our addiction.  Saltless.  Fruitless.  Seed cast on thorny soil that does not reproduce.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, neediest of all Christians in having his eyes opened during his day to see his INdependent/confident-he-knows-best ways, so he might experience the bliss of Jesus-dependency, so he might overflow with Jesus’ love and humility, so the seculars around him might actually want something he has

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