Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Deal Breakers (Part 3: Bad Foundation)
Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.
Proverbs 24:3 (NKJV)
You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:5 (NKJV)
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)
Actors, models, and talent for Christ are being called into active duty to the most influential mission field on earth: arts and entertainment. You are God's communication task force sent to all the world on the airwaves of media--to present a true witness of Jesus Christ.

If you have the talent to walk on the big stages of Hollywood, you need the right foundation before you go. It's not the right coach or even the right agent. The right foundation must be dug deep and built on The Rock, 'And that Rock {is} Christ' (1 Corinthians 10:4): 'The Chief Cornerstone' (Matthew 21:42).

I have found in AMTC auditions that God is downloading an unusual level of spiritual maturity to His chosen performers--even children and teens. It is extraordinary and exciting. We thank Him for this wisdom, and we must do everything possible to grow it.

'If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him' (James 1:5).

Because you enter a mission field--one where the enemy will do everything in his power to seduce you with money, fame, and glory.

If you have not matured to a level where these worldly treasures pale in comparison to godly treasures, you must grow. Therefore, 'Desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby' (1 Peter 2:2).

Pour yourself into God's Word, and It will pour Itself into you.

'Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on The Rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on The Rock' (Matthew 7:24-25).

With the right foundation, you are safe in Hollywood. Your Home is mobile. It travels with you. It is Christ. This is the one mobile Home that will stand in any storm.

To Be Continued...

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