Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Bearing Jesus
And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the Image of the heavenly Man.
1 Corinthians 15:49 (NKJV)
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same Image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (NASB)
Follow my example, as I follow the Example of Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV)
The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
1 John 2:6 (NASB)
If all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players (per Shakespeare, although he's wrong on the 'merely' part)... then we're all being seen. Our acts matter. They matter much more than we realize.

For Christians, what matters most is Jesus. Everything we do should relate to Him. Everywhere we go, we should model Him.

Speaking only for me: I'm not there yet.

If my life was a reality show (it is because God sees all that I do), then my 'reel' contains bloopers and blunders.

On the other Hand (God's), He's so patient. To Him, I'm a cherished child growing up, and He only expects my best effort-- along with honesty and contrition.

As I move forward, He's perfecting me.

'The Lord will perfect that which concerns me' (Psalm 138:8, NKJV).

We're all in a grand collaboration: a glorious, God-directed showcase-- designed to inspire its cast, crew and fans. As understudies of the Star, Jesus, we're called to act in His stead while He's gone:

To bear Him in our hearts, minds and bodies. His reappearance in earth's finale in imminent, so we must set the stage.

## Bearing Jesus (Part 16, conclusion)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Bearing series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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