You won’t experience the benefit of Jesus,

unless you’re living in His world, enjoying Him and His creation and His management of everything and everyone, including YOU, just as you are.  When I live in Dave’s world, I’m oppressed, intense, driven to excellence, consumed with proving myself worthy and avoiding failure/humiliation.  Exhausting.

But when I live in Jesus’ world I experience an other-worldly peace that has nothing to do with my circumstances, because I’m a not a gladiator on the field of battle like in Dave’s world, but rather a SPECTATOR sitting in the bleachers, enjoying everything, without a dog in the hunt, clueless-about-what’s-best-for-anyone, curious and expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.  Ahhh, Jesus-dependency.

The only problem is, I’m powerless to move from Dave’s world, back to Jesus’ world.  Only when the Spirit opens my eyes to see my sin of INdependence.  Thank You, Jesus, for those times!  And thank You for the other times, that make me miserable enough to want You and Your world.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, havin more fun than ever, sometimes
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