Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, October 9th, 2017
Imperfect Heroes (Part 1)
The Casting Call
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
John 15:13 (NKJV)
Help the weak.
Acts 20:25, 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NIV)
People of God are called to be heroes. Outsiders answer that casting, too, and unlikely hearts can become likely. Because God put eternity in them, and syncing with the Master Conductor transcends narrow religious boundaries.

Hearts beat in the steps of determined feet: brave soldiers walking into fierce battles; Hearts move in the kindness of helping hands: Good Samaritans upholding the weak...

Hearts flow through rivers of living water: firefighters pushing in where others flee; Hearts rush to the assistance of strangers: policeman answering cries of distress; Hearts grow stronger while timid hearts shrivel: everyday people ignoring their fear.

Although heroes come from diverse backgrounds, consider four things they have in common:

1) They do not label themselves as heroes. They believe they're just doing their duty.

2) They don't covet fame, wealth or attention. They're often quiet and anonymous.

3) They are willing to sacrifice themselves: their plans, homes, comforts--and even their lives.

4) They're not perfect and some make big mistakes, but their hearts leap when they hear God's drumbeat.*

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Your hearts are too big to stay chested, as you expand onto stages and screens. The role of hero was made for you.

To Be Continued...

* Previous 16-Part AMTC Devotion Series: Everyday Heroes:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Imperfect Heroes 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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