Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, September 21st, 2018
Gotcha's Demons: Negativity & Insufficiency
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,

I will fear no evil, for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
My daddy was quietly confident. A War War II fighter pilot/hero,* he joked and smiled a lot. He was humble, but he laughed at the act called 'poor-mouthing,' where people pretend insufficiency.

It is a fear-based, false humility, which is a biblical contradiction. (Humility comes from deep trust in God.)

Poor mouthers live in insufficiency: They can't find the time to read the Bible, visit a sick friend or watch their kid's game.

They can't find the money to help the poor, tithe to a church or give when someone asks.

They can't find the faith to really believe God Almighty will supply all their needs.

My dad was persistently positive. He refused to sell God or himself short. He looked, spoke and acted on the bright side. Because the bright side is where the Lord lives.

If insufficiency and negativity are demons (I believe they are), Jack Lewis shot them out of his air space. He headed forward and never looked back.

God recommends this same flight plan for us.

## Gotcha's Demons: Negativity & Insufficiency (Part 34)

* Previous devotion, A Fighter Pilot's Mindset:

* Previous devotion, Choosing Happiness:

* Obituary of John Earle 'Jack' Lewis:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Gotcha! 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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