When I’m not in awe of Jesus,
I’m always in awe of me. Not even others. Me. I pay attention to others, because I compete with them, all of them, from somebodies to nobodies, always looking for their weakness, even an Achilles’ heel if necessary. So that. I can feel superior to them. So that. I can feel good about myself. Because. I’m unsatisfied with the imputed worthiness of Jesus. I want something more. Some of my own worthiness. ShepherdDave.
But when the Spirit freshly convicts me of the sin of independence/self-reliance/self-confidence/pride/self-awe, I’m instantly delivered back to being DumbSheepDave, experiencing the bliss of abundant LIFE, feeling the love of my Shepherd, and unconditionally enjoying my Shepherd, others, my failure-self, and His genius plan for all of us, just as it is. Jesus-awe. Ahhh.
–DumbSheepDave, grateful for the convicting work of the Shepherd’s Spirit, momentarily, wondering if the pre-believers around him are noticing more humility and love in him in 2014
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