I don’t have that kind of power. I need Jesus working in my life, to do the impossible — love/enjoy/cherish those whose values are so opposite.
So what can I do? CONFESS my sin of unlove/contempt/ superiority/self-righteousness. Jack Miller said the starting place for faith, is conviction of sin. True for me. The more the Spirit convicts me of my sin of independence/pride, the more faith/dependency I have, and the more dependent I am, the more the fruit of the Spirit oozes from my life — love, joy, peace. And I get zero credit.
Instead of confessing, Satan wants me trying hard to obey Jesus, because there is so little power in human effort. The watching world yawns at the difference Jesus makes in my life when I try hard to obey Him. Self-reliant, independent, human power.
–DumbSheepDave, happiest when he’s depending on his ShepherdJesus, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing a difference
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