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Impossible to be a contented enjoyer

of everyone and everything just as it is, unless I’m actively believing in the sovereignty of Jesus (see Him behind everyone and everything, not just nature, but every man-made thing, every bad design, every jerk, every loser, including ShepherdDave, as part of His handiwork as the CreatorSustainer of the Universe), I will be circumstance-dependent for my joy and peace.  Like ShepherdDave.  Claiming the Lordship of Jesus, claiming to believe in His sovereignty, but without the benefit.  Unable to enjoy my current prosperity and accomplishments, always focused on the next.  More.  Better.  Self-absorbed.  Intense.

—ShepherdDave, Christian malcontent, except when he’s been freshly convicted of being confident-he-knows-what’s-best/independent/Dave-dependent, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-contentment/Jesus-dependency/Jesus-humility, so the nonbelievers around him might experience the love of Jesus

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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

Thank You, Jesus, for not giving me

what my human-wisdom wants — easIER, but giving me what is BEST for me and the Kingdom. Whatever it takes, to get me from where I am, to where You’re taking me, that’s what I want more than anything

I’m happiest when

I feel entitled to NOTHing. No roof over my head, no family, no friends, no job, no savings, no freedoms, no cool-fast car, no good food to eat, no good sleep, no decent health, and then pitied — or

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