Stellar Kart - The Overflow Devo

Day 1 of 7

Criminals and Kings

"Criminals and Kings" is one of the first songs I wrote for this album. I was searching for answers in the Bible about my purpose, both personally and professionally and I was drawn to the stories about King David. The book of Samuel calls David a "man after God's own heart" and I wanted to know what earned him that distinction. No doubt, King David was one of the most celebrated characters in the Bible for his leadership, service, and relationship with God. But his sins were many, and they were horrific. How can a man who commits adultery and murder be a man after God's own heart? Ultimately, David had absolute faith in God and loved Him with all his heart. He made mistakes because even as a celebrated, powerful king, he was human and flawed.

This song is about the struggle between what God calls us to be (kings), and what our human nature wants us to be (criminals). I want to be a man after God's own heart and fulfill my call to be a king on this earth, but it is so frustrating when my criminal nature takes over and brings me down. I'm thankful that God loves me in spite of my failures and that if His forgiveness covers David's sins, it erases mine too.

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About this plan

After years of delighting fans as one of the most popular young bands in Christian Music, Stellar Kart has returned with a new look, a new member and some new music to keep you moving and praising the Lord. With 7 songs from their 2013 album All In, the band walks you through their journey on this installment of The Overflow Devo.


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