• weakdave

I'm only discouraged when

I'm like every atheist, confident-I-know-what's-best, wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding -- human-wisdom-dependent, not Jesus-dependent. My human-wisdom thinks it knows what's best for me, those I love, my country, the world. And the Church.

But when the Spirit freshly convicts me of human-wisdom-dependency, I'm momentarily clueless about what would be best, trusting that Jesus DOES, so I'm momentarily curious and expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT in me, others, circumstances, and I momentarily experience the other-worldly peace that has nothing to do with circumstances -- a peace unknown to human-wisdom-dependents, nonChristian AND Christian. And I'm momentarily THANKful for the circumstances my human-wisdom HATES, in my life, and in the lives of those I love, and in my nation, and in the world, and in the Church.

-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, grateful for the convicting work of the Spirit

To receive my Tuesday posts, email me, or subscribe to my blog: dumbsheepdave.com


Recent Posts

See All

using us powerfully in ministry can expose how circumstance-dependent we are for our joy and peace. Our human-wisdom wants us successful in every area of our lives. Ministry idolatry sucks the life o

of what an egregious sinner you are as you go through your day, Jesus will not be a big deal to you during your day. Your human-wisdom and the human-wisdom of others, will be the big deal. You will

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold; I’d rather be His than have riches untold; I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands; I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand Although American hymnals s