Thrive > Survive

Mark Hall is known for his songwriting and his worship ministry of Casting Crowns. However, after reading his book, you’d realize he struggled with dyslexia throughout his life and had his own battles to fight.

There are times where Hall, and so many Christians often feel as though they are merely surviving and not bearing much fruit. Don’t get me wrong, there are dry seasons in life and seasons where trust and dependence on the Lord must be strong and anchored.

However, there are times of blessing and abundance of fruit in the lives of Christians. It is in these times that we thrive and enjoy the season of blessing and clarity from God. But it is also in this season that we learn to thrive during dry seasons so that faithfulness grows strong when it feels as though we are merely surviving.

To illustrate, picture an oak tree with massive roots that run deep and spread wide for the trees nurturing. Then look up at the tree and notice it’s branches reaching out from the trunk to shade and provide protection.

In a similar manner, our roots must be in Christ, dug down deep so that we can be available to reach out and offer the nurture and love that we receive from Christ, to others.

God desires that we thrive as His children at different times, but thriving begins with your identity in Christ, your perspective on His Lordship over your life and the fact that you are not your own, but belong to Him, for His use, purpose and glory.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the booklookbloggers.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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