Wasteland Kings

Archive: October 2014

Many of us believe that pushing limits with our clothing choice represents a kind of freedom and we enjoy exercising that freedom in our choice of Halloween costume. This supposed freedom actually backfires on us and creates a type of prison. When we break free from the social standards of modesty, we end up in a prison of doubt. The prison only exists in our heads, but that doesn’t make it any less real or significant. My physical constraints are nothing…

(This blog is kind of spiritual successor to the one from last week about idols. It explains some of the mechanics of how seeking a life outside of God steals the joy and peace that He wants to give us. I hope you life it.) “We have lived in fear, and our fear has betrayed us.” – The Oh Hello’s  We all have a deep fear that we will miss out on experiencing a full life. That fear may have…

‘We need weak men who in their weakness become strong’ – Matt Chandler This quote really hit home with me because when it comes to serving God or helping others I tend to focus on my strengths. I also tend to avoid my weaknesses; I don’t even like talking about them. As Chandler points out, I need to focus less on what I can do for God or others with my strengths and look more to what God can do…

“Therefore the Lord was angry with Amaziah and sent him a prophet, who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not deliver their own people from your hand?” 2 Chronicles 25:15 I read this verse the other day and it really stuck out to me. It stuck out because of Amaziah’s complete lack of logic in worshipping the idols of another people, especially those he defeated in battle. The more I thought about…

The shame created by our addictions is a very powerful force and plays a large role in holding us back from the love and freedom that God offers us. Shame plays such an important role because it lies to us about our identity and how God sees us. I know from personal experience that shame can convince us that our addictions define us and that they cause God to become disappointed in us or care about us less. We must…

I spend a good amount of time trying to open my heart to the incredible peace, joy, and life that God wants to give me. One of the biggest obstacles to opening my heart comes from the lies of sin. The sin in my life tells me lies that harden my heart and create a kind of block between me and God’s joy and peace. The best example of this comes from how sin tells me that I’m alone in…

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