Your belief system has been shaped by a lifetime of experiences, especially during the formative years. Hurtful experiences are gateways for damaging lies. But none of us knew how to discern lies on our own when we were boys. Unless someone was there to teach us how to guard our hearts, false beliefs were free to slither in, embed in our hearts, and compromise our true selves, guaranteeing we’d lose our way and the life God created us to have.

Thank God, the glorious offer of the gospel is just that—life. Life we have lost. Life only God can restore. Because we are never more alive than when we are being loved—and God is love (1 John 4:8). That’s why, in the conflict for your heart between the kingdoms of darkness and light, encounters that left lasting damage need to be replaced by new encounters with the God who is love—the God who loves you, whose image you bear.

That is how healing works, how it is accomplished. God reveals and loves aspects of you that weren’t loved well or weren’t loved at all. With God, you revisit a wounding moment in order to reclaim it for the kingdom of light. You do this by renouncing your agreement with shame, guilt, or fear and by replacing that agreement and whatever vow you made in response to it with a new agreement, a loving and kind agreement. This new one is an agreement with what Love (that is, God) says to you and about you. That’s how you let Love have power in your life. Encounters with God are the key to healing.

King Me

King Me

Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well.

You can.

Like a living piece in life's checker game, you are moving across the board toward your time of greatest authority and impact. But what kind of king will you be?

Your kingdom is always being watched, and your family and core relationships look to you to come through. You have an ancient adversary who is playing for keeps. You also have a fiercely loving Advocate who desires to guide you, teach you, and entrust you with more.

In King Me, Michael Thompson guides you through the six stages of the masculine journey in order to release you forward, oriented and equipped. Continuing beyond where The Heart of a Warrior left off, Michael kindly and wisely invites you to uncover your story, see the wounds of your past, and be initiated into the glory in your heart. Through healing encounters and validating experiences with God, you can learn to wield love as your greatest Kingdom weapon and provide a kingdom where hearts are free.

You are invited to become a man after God's own heart. You are always one move away from becoming more and advancing goodness, or becoming less and compromising your kingdom.

It's your move.