Thrive, such a powerful word, but what does it mean? What does it look like to thrive?
If you listen to Christian Radio at all I’m sure you have heard the song “Thrive” by Casting Crowns. From the moment I first heard it last January there was something about it that spoke to me. For this past year it would just nudge me at the most random(at least to me) times. Times where I was either feeling really down(and I don’t mean just having a bad day down) or even times that I felt I had a plan and everything was going to go right, this song would again sneak up on me, on the radio, on Spotify, or even just in my own head. I’ve known this is something I need to dig deeper into but kept just thinking about it instead of actually acting on it. So this year that is what I am doing. I’m going deep to truly see what it means to thrive.
I don’t for one moment think this song is talking about a worldly view of what it looks like to thrive (such as being wealthy or famous) but rather what it means to thrive in Christ. To live wholly for Him. We are here for a purpose, to bring God glory.
Mark Hall says it so perfectly on this part of the song’s description:
“God didn’t put you here just so you could survive through hard times. He put you here to thrive, to dig in and to reach out and this record is an effort to draw a picture of what a believer, a follower of Jesus, would look like if they dug into their roots and understood God and themselves more.” ~Mark Hall
This year, lets dig in and see what it really means, what it truly looks like to Thrive in Christ.
Here is a page with teachings from Casting Crowns and their call to dig into the word. Watch the first teaching clip on the page and tell me you don’t want to dig in and THRIVE!
Philippians 4:20-Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.