Casting Crowns – “East To West” (Devotional)

God is illogical. When it comes to forgiveness, he makes no sense to our finite and fleshy minds. When I forgive someone, what that person did to me hovers in the back of my mind. I canΓÇÖt help but react based on my memory of what happened. How can God, whose memory is perfect, be any different? ItΓÇÖs hard to fathom how God forgives without condition and without end.

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Casting Crowns – Only Jesus (Devotional)

IΓÇÖve been listening to Christian music probably since college. ThatΓÇÖs when I discovered it and there were Christian artists that really built me – built my faith. Being dyslexic and ADD, I didnΓÇÖt read the Bible much for myself so when I would hear somebody like Steven Curtis Chapman singing about His grace being sufficient for us or that HeΓÇÖs going to finish what He started in me – that made me want to go find the verses and figure out where it came from so I could know more about Jesus. And really, Christian music connected me with God and connected me to His work.

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Casting Crowns – Start Right Here (Devotional)

IΓÇÖve been in church ministry for half my life, as youth pastor, as a worship leader, and I really hurt in my heart for the things IΓÇÖm not hearing as much. Some of the things I donΓÇÖt hear as much these days are ΓÇ£I really want to start a ministry that pours into children.ΓÇ¥ What IΓÇÖm starting to hear is ΓÇ£I want to find a church that has a good ministry for children.ΓÇ¥ One thing I donΓÇÖt hear very much is ΓÇ£I want to see my church awaken in their worship and IΓÇÖm going to lead out with my worship.ΓÇ¥ What IΓÇÖm hearing instead is ΓÇ£we want to go find a church that has passionate worship.ΓÇ¥ Instead of building church, weΓÇÖre shopping for church.

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