Wasteland Kings

Tag: relationship

If you remember my post from last week, I talked about how a trailer on YouTube happened to have some inspiring truth. Last week’s post talked about the real battle in our lives being the one against ourselves. For this week, we’re discussing the followup truth that might be just as important. In the trailer, there’s a follow up statement to the line ‘the mountain is just a backdrop for you against yourself. The following statement is ‘It’s as far…

Have you ever owned something custom made just for you? I’ve been thinking about this today as I reflect on the process of going through Regen. If you haven’t been following the blog, I am working through a Christ centered 12 step program called Regeneration. The 12 steps aren’t about getting rid of something which plagues me. They’re about gaining something priceless. Going through the steps is helping transform my faith into a more personal and unique relationship with the…

Sometimes God works things to our good in a very unexpected way; He even uses things like fear. In preparing for my trip to Ethiopia, a couple of fears have attacked me. In the process of working through them, God taught me an incredible lesson; I don’t need to understand everything I’m going to deal with in this life. This lesson had a hard time working it’s way into my heart because I have a strong tendency towards self-reliance. When…

While keeping with the overall topic of need, we’re switching to a discussion about major problems and struggles. Some of our biggest needs come from the problems we face or the sins that steal our joy and peace. Most of us, myself included, would say our biggest need in these situations is for the problem or struggle to end. I’ve faced a few figurative mountains, struggles or problems, in my life and there always comes a point where I want…

Many great truths cannot be learned in a single day. They take months or even years to settle into our hearts. Our minds conditioned upon instant gratification chafe at this reality, but it points to an important truth. I’m getting ahead of myself though and I need to backup a little. A few months ago I was talking with a friend of mine about need and specifically our need for God. He asked me if it was possible to help our…

I was doing a Bible study the other day and ran across a question about how we should treat other people. As I started to write ‘love and respect others the same way that Jesus loves and respects me’, something struck me. I don’t believe that Jesus respects me. While I know that Jesus loves me, I don’t believe that love translates into respect. I assume that He sees me more like a parent sees a young child. That’s an incredible…

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