Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
The entrance of Your Words gives light.
Psalm 119:130 (NKJV)
Stars of light need Words of light: specifically the Word of God. It guides you into the roles God has written for you.

The Word of God brings you into the family of Christ: 'My mother and My brothers are these who hear the Word of God and do it' (Luke 8:21). Note the necessary 'doing' of it.

The Word of God increases your faith: 'So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God' (Romans 10:17). Since faith moves mountains and pleases God, you are wise to nourish it.

The Word of God protects you from evil: 'For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword' (Hebrews 4:12). Remember that Jesus Himself speaks scripture to Satan in rebuking his temptations in the desert (see Luke 4:1-13).

The Word of God heals you: 'My son, give attention to My Words; Incline your ear to My sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh' (Proverbs 4:20-22).

The Word of God (the Book of the Law) brings you prosperity and success: 'This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success' (Joshua 1:8).

Here's the thing: if you are a committed Christian sealed by the Blood of the Lamb, Satan cannot have you. But that won't stop him from constant attempts to distract you from your mission on Planet Earth. If your light cannot be extinguished, the enemy will try to throw a basket of distractions over it (see Mark 4:21).

The result? No one will see you as a star. No one will follow you to Him.

The remedy? Stay in God's Word 'day and night.' Consider His Words to be Footlights on the stage of your stardom. Without them, you may walk right off the end of it... or never find the stage at all.

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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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