Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 49)
God's Workmanship & Instruments
If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21 (NLT)
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)
But now, O Lord,

You are our Father;

We are the clay, and You our Potter;

And all we are the work of Your Hand.
Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV)
If you wore the name tags, God's workmanship or God's instrument, two things might happen:

1) God's workmanship: Inevitably, you would be studied. You'd get attention and be inspected to see what the Lord's work was all about. Because you're visible and He is not, viewers decide if God is good--or not. (Saying you're a Christian is the same thing. Outsiders judge God by assessing you.)

2) God's instrument: Is your voice kind, distinct and appealing? Is your look fresh, polished and noteworthy? Is your work above and beyond the norm? Because anything God might choose to use would surely be divinely effective, which is just as surely your destiny.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: As God's workmanship and instruments, meticulously formed and fashioned for this modern age of media, both of these name tags belong to you. They're gifts and responsibilities to represent Christ and do it well.

To Be Continued...

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... 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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