Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, January 1st, 2018
Beginnings (Part 17)
Your New Direction
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. ... And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then He Who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.'
Revelation 21:1,4-5 (NKJV)
If God is the Executive Producer, if Jesus is the Main Star, if you are His supporting cast, if the Bible is your Script, if earth is your stage, if entertainment is your field, if performance is your role, if media is your publicist, if love is your motivation, if His Commission is your mission, then you must know and remember your direction.

It's up, towards Heaven.

Because 'The tempter' (Matthew 4:3), the deceiver of 'The whole world' (Revelation 12:9), 'The prince of the power of the air' (Ephesians 2:2), says your ultimate destination is Hollywood or New York: launching pads for stardom. Celebrities fly high for the kings they serve. Some even orbit the earth for a time. But inevitably, they fall down.

Stars for God: your direction is up to the 'Father of Lights' (James 1:17), behind 'The True Light' (John 1:9), by means of media. You're like a rescue team walking through dark fields looking for lost sheep. You're like a medical unit pushing through burned cities searching for trapped victims. You're like a new wave rising above old water reviving parched souls.

You are God's performers, standing on the platforms of media, pointing toward 'The Sun of Righteousness' (Malachi 4:2).

Because beyond this dark field with neon signs, beyond this night sky with falling stars, is a new heaven and a new earth. Because earth's governments come and go, but your 'Citizenship is in Heaven' (Philippians 3:20). Because Broadway billboards change, but the 'Book of Life' (Revelation 20:15) remains.

Because heroes rise in wartime, and we're at war with lives to save. This is your new direction.

To Be Continued...

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Beginnings series. To read similar devotions, please see the All Things New 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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