• weakdave

I only dread the future

when I’m human-wisdom-reliant, confident-I-know-what’s-best, wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding. Eyes on the waves of my circumstances, instead of Jesus. So whadda I do when I realize I’m dreading? CONFESS, hopefully. Confession delivers happiness, relief. Trying harder to believe better, do better, delivers misery, because the focus is on ME and MY performance, not Jesus and His performance, His sovereign reign.

And if confession doesn’t deliver happiness, relief? There’s more to confess I haven’t yet seen. So I ask for the Spirit to come afresh, maybe claiming the promise of Luke 11 that if we ask for the Spirit, He’ll give us the Spirit — fresh conviction of sin. Ahhh. The starting place for fresh faith, is fresh conviction of sin. Ahhh.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, becoming more-and-more disillusioned with his human-wisdom, because the Spirit has been convicting him more and more, hoping the seculars around him are noticing the difference

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

0 views

Recent Posts

See All

Why do some of us have more suffering

than other Christians? Because Jesus has selected us for yet-more growth in faith/Jesus-dependency. Suffering produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/dependency. Suffering is anythin

If you had three wishes

to change your circumstances, or the circumstances of those you love, what would they be? 1._______________ 2. _______________ 3. ______________ Now, suppose you don't get your three wishes and circu

Only a fool expects happiness

to flow from human-wisdom.   A Christian who is wise in own eyes, leaning on own understanding, is to be pitied above all humans. By contrast, the Christian with biblical wisdom expects happiness to f

Blog Categories

Sign up for weekly blog posts by dumbsheepdave every Tuesday

© 2020 by DUMBSHEEPDAVE

Dumb-Sheep-Logo2.png