Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
Model Conduct 2021: Be An Example
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:17 (NASB)
Your mission? Become a star for Jesus, because He rose upon a Cross for you. But first, He gave a flawless performance in the deep, darkened theatre called earth.

No matter how hard the best of us tried, we just couldn't get our acts together. So He opened the curtains to Heaven and invited us to walk in His Light.

'For I have given you an Example, that you should do as I have done' (John 13:15), 'So that you become an example to all' (1 Thessalonians 1:7).

Actors, models, and talent for Christ: you're called to look and act like Jesus:

Not just for your fellow performers,
Not just for your lost and lonely fans,
But also for your stalled-out brethren...
Who've forgotten their own Commission.

Shouldn't Christians look right to Jesus? Sure, but many need reinforcement: a real-time example they can touch.

Like Joshua, David or Esther. People need heroes, and that's your role.

Because performers are attractive. They compel seeking eyes to watch them. Because they're impressed with your courage: to leave the comfort zone of churches; to stand in front of audiences; to become talent ambassadors, especially within Hollywood.

Are you really equipped for this part? No! But that's exactly why you're called. 'For My strength is made perfect in weakness' (2 Corinthians 12:9). Therefore, 'In speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe' (1 Timothy 4:12).

On stage or off, among saints or not... 'In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds' (Titus 2:7).

Therein is your finest performance.

## Model Conduct 2021: Be An Example (Part 11)

NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2011 Shine Devotion series, Model Conduct. 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 Model Conduct 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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