Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, May 31st, 2020
Bearing Light & Truth
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John 1:7-8 (NKJV)
For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.
John 18:37 (NKJV)
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God...
Romans 8:16 (NKJV)
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven
Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)
Why were we born, and what is our purpose?

Before Christ, before I knew the Word of God, these questions brought unwelcome intruders: sly demons who whispered ugly answers.

When I pushed them out of my consciousness, they hung around the landscape of my life-- taunting me, haunting me, seeking entry.

I first noticed them as a teenager. They called me hopeless, helpless and worthless. I think lots of kids meet them at that age, and some just can't shake off their suggestions. Two of my childhood friends took their own lives. So...

Dearest friends who learned the Answer early, don't forget your Captain's Great Commission! Don't allow the cares or cons of this world to cloud the importance of your mission:

To bear a clear and steady witness of Christ.
To be kind and surprisingly truthful.
To carry God's Light in every dark place,
Especially to lost and hurting hearts,
Who need their questions answered... urgently.

Now is the time to rise and shine in love.

## Bearing Light & Truth (Part 10)

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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