Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
Command Performances For Hollywood #4
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:8 (NASB)
For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord.
Exodus 31:15 (NASB)
Jesus said to them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.'
Mark 2:27 (NASB)
#4: Make Time for God

God instructs us to rest on the Sabbath. Some people and companies do just that. Chick-Fil-A closes all stores on Sundays, while most of the world keeps a frenzied pace.

Workaholics see rest as laziness, and employees who want to get ahead are encouraged to work overtime hours.

And when we're not busy in our day jobs, we're cleaning, shopping, driving and doing... big and little stuff: stuff that wears us down.

If the Lord Himself decided to rest, who are we to think we can't, or shouldn't?

If we believe our never-ceasing plans are more important than God's prescribed rest, we're saying in actions (if not in words): My to-dos are more critical than Yours.

How does Sabbath rest affect Hollywood? Or New York, the city that never sleeps? Or Christians with jobs to work on Sundays?

God's directive to rest is clear enough: A.K.A. stop, look and listen... to Him. Turn off the noise. Become revitalized.

Because ceaseless busyness prevents it, making you vulnerable to attack.

If youre in a position where you must work on holy days, set aside time with God on other days. Enter His rest and then give Him your work.

(Needless to say, but its important to hear: God works better and faster than we do.)

## Command Performances For Hollywood #4

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Command Performances For Hollywood 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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