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Adam and Eve didn't know

what was best for them, before The Fall, so they were dependent on God for everyday living, but after The Fall, they suffered the same grievous experience all of us humans have suffered ever since -- the addiction to our human-wisdom. Leaning on our own understanding, wise in our own eyes. We KNOW what's thankable and what's not, so we don't thank Him for the harrrd, but we sometimes thank Him when things go our way, like we know what's best for us, and those we love. Terrible addiction/prison, but it feels so normal to us that we don't even recognize the problem. Circumstance-dependent for our joy and peace.


Jesus' work on The Cross, and His life modeled for us, provides the pathway for Christians to once again live dependently on God, experiencing abundant LIFE in the now. But if we are not self-aware ENOUGH to recognize the problem, we won't know to CONFESS and be momentarily FREE from the effects of The Curse on our emotional health. And we won't be contagious to the seculars around us.


So what can we DO? Pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, reactions, especially when all alone, so we're more AWARE of the problem, as the Spirit opens our eyes to see, that to which we've been blind for so long -- our human-wisdom-dependency.


-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships


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