What a wonderful world
is Jesus' world, compared to Dave's world -- where human accomplishment, performance, feeling superior to SOMEbody, or somebodies, is EVERYthing. Louis Armstrong lived in denial of how sick this world is, ruled by human-wisdom. And the organized Church is equally sick -- maybe sicker, because It too is ruled by human-wisdom. We humans are all dysfunctional because we rely on our human-wisdom, and the human-wisdom of others. Animals are vastly superior to humans -- way-easier to experience, because animals don't have human-wisdom.
The nicest, kindest, most-loving thing Jesus ever does for us kids of His, is to freshly convict us of our human-wisdom-dependency, so we re-enter the wonderful world of Jesus and His values. Jesus did NOTHing on His own. Ahhh, dependency. And it's an incomparable experience to see Jesus behind everyone and everything, so we enjoy everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is -- not competing/judging, but enjoying. Doesn't last very long in my experience, because human-wisdom is everywhere, always snookering me into trusting it. But it has NEVER delivered happiness to me -- only further addiction to trying to control my world, confident-I-know-what's-best, what's-thankable-and-what's-not, so I'm confident I know how to try and direct the CreatorSustainer of the Universe through prayer. When I'm experiencing the wonderful world of Jesus, I thank Him for EVERYthing, because I don't have wisdom to know what's thankable and what's not. Curious and expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances. Ahhh. Priceless. Worth selling all to get. Even though Dave and fellow humans dowanna be so pathetically dependent on Another.
-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, who lives in Dave's world, except when freshly convicted by the Spirit of his human-wisdom-dependency
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