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The Thanksgiving holiday is dangerous

for this follower of Jesus.  Because it nurtures the false sense of confidence in me, that I know what’s thankable and what’s not.  The sin of confidence/independence has been a huge blind spot for me these many years as a believer.  Confidence that I know what’s best for me and others.  It would have been impossible for me to be a leader, or a control-freak, or a parent, or whatever, unless I were confident I knew what was best.  Only when I’ve been confident have I known what’s thankable and what’s not.  The harrrd has clearly not been thankable.

But.

Scripture tells me to be thankful for EVERYthing, because Jesus is sovereign over everything, and the world is His genius plan, not the genius plan of humans.  Do not be wise in your own eyes, lean on your own understanding, but trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Childlike, clueless, dependent.  Only when I’m confident do I assume or willfully do, instead of ASK and THANK.  Only when I’m confident do I ask Jesus to bless my agenda, because only when I’m confident do I know what’s best, so I know how to direct the CreatorSustainer of the Universe.  Pride.

–ShepherdDave, who knows what’s thankable, and needs fresh conviction of the sin of confidence/independence, so he’s momentarily DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility/cluelessness, so the pre-believers around him might experience Jesus

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