Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, March 5th, 2021
If Faith Comes By Hearing...
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
If God's Word tells us, 'Faith comes by hearing,' and also, 'Hearing by the Word of God, then our ears must be ready to receive.

Conclusion? Only God can open deaf ears, 'And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped' (Isaiah 35:5).

When we're called to follow Christ and say, 'Yes!', He provides supernatural hearing. Man to God communication opens. His Eyes turn to us. Our ears turn to Him.

We must be 'Very attentive to hear Him' (Luke 19:48).

Because Satan wants to steal God's air-time. Entertainment and editorials. Merchandizers and social media. A mind-numbing propaganda campaign on every phone, channel and frequency.

All over the world. 24-7. Media's master seeks to fill our ears with everything we like, except God's Word.

But we mustn't let him surround our ears.

Intentionally, we choose to listen to the spoken, audible Word of God, wherever we can- and from our own lips. We tune our ears, minds, mouths and intentions... to His glorious passion and power. The desired result? An increase of faith.

So we can move mountains, walk on water, break down walls and overcome obstacles. We can be healed- even trample on snakes, 'and nothing by any means shall hurt' (Luke 10:19) us. We can survive and thrive in Hollywood.

We sing, dance, act, and model fearlessly. We win auditions against major odds. We outlast those who are less committed...

Because victory is in the pursuit and God's blessings will surely chase us down.

## If Faith Comes By Hearing (2021)... (Part 1)

NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2011 Shine Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the If Faith Comes By Hearing (2021) 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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