'Satan always hates Christian fellowship; it is his policy to keep Christians apart. Anything which can divide saints from one another, he delights in. He attaches far more importance to godly communication than we do. Since union is strength, he does his best to promote separation' (Charles Spurgeon).*
'When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy' (Corrie Ten Boom).
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Here's the bottom line. You've been cast to lead a church revival.
Sadly, most churches have failed to reach the world for reasons like... Bible-editing clergy, Bible-starved congregations, closed-in communities, prosperity-preaching pastors, mean-spirited judges, half-hearted followers, church-leaving youth, quick-dropping converts and safety-driven saints looking forward to an easy retirement.
But you, dear performers, are called to go forth, deny yourselves and focus on Him; to leave your small nest and fly to the world. The airwaves of media bring an unprecedented way to travel.
Even so, go together, as an unmistakable wave of the future: a clean wash of bright light. While your performance revives your rusty, dusty kin, it also revives much of the world. It's a win-win-win-win.
You win. Your brethren win. Sad Seekers win, and God always wins. As Jesus rose from the dead to offer us life, let us rise from complacency and offer life to others.
* I substituted the word 'communication' for Dr. Spurgeon's original word, 'intercourse.' In the 19th century, it was about communication. Today, it has developed a different meaning.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Fellowship series.