Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Great Expectations
My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.
Psalm 62:5 (NKJV)
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Romans 8:19 (NKJV)
Performers have eager expectations. God says all of His creations have eager expectations. Even those we consider 'dumb'--like animals, or 'senseless'--like plants.

'Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now' (Romans 8:21-22).

Theologians consider Romans 8:19 ('For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God') to be one of the more mysterious scriptures in the Bible. Yet, it sits in the middle of an amazing chapter. Romans 8 is a fountain of living water.

So, how does this Word apply to actors, models, and talent for Christ?

Consider your expectations. Like worldly performers, you hope for agents, bookings, and work. Unlike worldly performers, you don't expect them from your talent, efforts, connections, or luck.

You expect your success from God. He is your Promoter, and His timing is perfect.

Consider the expectations of the whole of God's creation. Every life form on earth has been harmed by the corruption of this world: people, animals, and plants--even air, water, and land.

But the 'Revealing of the sons of God' is beginning. God's stars are rising in film, fashion, music, and theater for the most important performance of their lives: to show and tell the truth.

This is your starring role, and a 'Great cloud of witnesses' (Hebrews 12:1) is watching your performance with immeasurable expectation. You are the sons of God. In you, He will be revealed.

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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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