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I feel like the luckiest

person in the world, when freshly convicted of my human-wisdom-dependency, AND, I feel good physiologically. I momentarily believe my rugged circumstances could NOT be any more perfect for me. But I typically go through my day with my human-wisdom influencing me MORE than Scripture, which clearly teaches Jesus' sovereign reign over every detail of my life. My human-wisdom frequently has me convinced that I would be happier with easier circumstances.

But Rom 5 says that suffering/adversity/hardship produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/dependency/humility/contentment/submissiveness, and NOTHing -- not even easier circumstances, comes even CLOSE to comparing with the benefit of Jesus-dependency. So I don't need LESS suffering/hardship/adversity, but MORE, for me to experience MORE of the bliss of Jesus-dependency -- sovereignty-awareness. Priceless. Worth WHATEVER it takes.

But my human-wisdom HATES my life. I'm still way-too influenced by my human-wisdom and the human-wisdom of others. But Jesus knows exactly what He's doing, and it's all for my BEST, and for His glory. And. The BEST for the seculars around me who don't experience the benefit of Jesus-dependency and need to SEE the benefit in a follower of Jesus.

Okay, so I don't believe in luck, but howbout...I feel like "the most-blessed" person? Jesus has been opening my eyes to the benefit of living and working out of communion with Him throughout the day, and He's dragged me along in the retraining process, kicking and screaming, because I've listened so much to my human-wisdom.

-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships

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