If you are new to Christian music you might not know that every Tuesday new albums are released. I have to admit that I am addicted to Christian music. I really don’t listen to anything else. Christian music speaks to the soul and to our very souls. It uplifts, encourages us, and speaks truth to us from God’s Word.
This morning Casting Crowns new album “Thrive” came out. As I was listening to the title track the Lord began to remind me about the pursuit and passion of life. Many people for whatever reason seem to simple try to get through the day, the week, the month, and the year. I have to confess that lately this is where I have been living. I went from leading worship in front of thousands to being a “stay at home dad” . I went from an exciting ministry to cleaning, doing the dishes, laundry and cleaning up pee messes from our potty training two year old.
I have tried to get through this season of life. Like many of you I briefly lost my sense of purpose. We were made for so much more than simply getting through it. We were made to carry out the greatest mission ever given. We were made to be in relationship with the very creator of the world. We were made to carry out His purposes whether that be full time ministry, school, work, homework, and yes even being a temporary Mr. Mom.
I want to leave you with the chorus of this song. Getting through is not enough! We were made to thrive!
Just to know You and
To make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to do more than just survive
We were made to thrive