How do I tell when Jesus
is growing me more self-aware and more dependent on Him? When His Spirit freshly exposes to me my unbelief in His sovereign reign over every detail of my life, convicting me of feeling ALONE and in CHARGE of my life -- uncurious and unexpectant about what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances. Ahhh. He loves me well when He opens my eyes to see my distrust of Him and His genius plan for my life, and the lives of those I love. And to see my dissatisfaction with Him and His imputed worthiness, because I want some of my own. Ahhhh. Confession restores my soul, my sanity. Walking around with unrecognized-and-therefore-unconfessed sin weighs heavily on me, robbing me of the joy of living.
Thank You, Jesus, that my achievements/performances are worthless, and Your imputed performance to me, is EVERYthing. And thank You for the work of Your Spirit in my life, even though my human-wisdom HATES my sin/failure being exposed for me to see.
-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, grateful that grace is for sinners/failures who know they are sinners/failures, not the together ones who feel good about their togetherness
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