Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, June 7th, 2021
More Money
Be content with your wages.
Luke 3:14 (NKJV)
Salaries are a sensitive subject. Most people would like to make more money. Because more money changes EVERYTHING. For instance...

More pays our tickets into The Good Life. (God defines a good life differently.)

More is our security in hard times. (God says He's is our only security.)

More gives us status and people's respect. (God isn't into partiality.)

More means our tithes and gifts can be bigger. (Sacrifice isn't measured by the buck.)

More lets us purchase more stuff without debt. (Purchasing more stuff increases our load.)

'Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and... let your soul delight itself in abundance' (Isaiah 55:2).

God warns the 'Deceitfulness of riches' (Mark 4:19) can all-too-easily become a snare.

How many Christians make career choices based on income and job security? And some who don't... are made to feel foolish if they follow jobs, paths and destinies... based on faith, prayer and callings from God.

What's a Christian actor supposed to do? Forget common sense and listen to God. 'Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need

The apostle Paul says, 'I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content' (Philippians 4:11).

God uses challenging circumstances, even financial need, to prepare us for coming victory and abundance; 'My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus' (Philippians 4:19).

And He said to them, 'When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?' So they said, 'Nothing' ' (Luke 22:35).

When we can be thankful right where we are, only then will we be worthy for more.

## More Money

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis 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 More Money 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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