Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Do-Gooders (Part 58)
Stand United
Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

Matthew 12:25 (NASB)
I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are One: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

John 17:20-23 (NKJV)
What if every single Christian on earth, transcending denominational walls, giving space for varying opinions, refusing the temptations to judgment, in spite of contradictory edicts, irrespective of nation or station, accepting different kinds of worship: tongue speakers, faith-healers or heads lowered, quiet Seed sowers or trumpet blowers, large assemblies or small prayer vigils, with all types, shapes and colors of Christians...

Came into agreement on just one thing, stood under a banner with just one Name, joined their hands and feet in just one movement, combined all their strength for just one purpose, united their mouths for just one statement: one indisputable, unwavering, life-changing, hell-storming, death-defying, mountain-moving, power declaration...

Jesus Christ is the One Lord and Savior.

What if they added a small paragraph?

'We may not agree on a lot of things. But we do agree Jesus Christ is King. God's Son became a Man, died on a Cross and rose again, so we can rise with Him to everlasting life in God's kingdom. We also agree that love never fails, Truth is revealed, Satan is defeated and only God is infallibly right.'

Actors, models and talent for Christ: 'When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him' (Isaiah 59:19). You are called to carry that standard, so unite, unite, unite your kin. If some Christians refuse to join you, then move on--but love them anyway.

To Be Continued...

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Do-Gooders 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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