Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 63)
Messengers & Speakers
He said to him, 'Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.'

Luke 9:60 (NASB)
That you may proclaim the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 (NASB)
Keep today's name tag polished and ready. As actors, models and talent for Christ, as the Lord's Communication Task Force, as His modern messengers and speakers... it was designed especially for you to be displayed in such a time as this.

He gave you talents suited for the job. He gave you sparkle, so fans would notice. He gave you a voice, so fans would listen. He gave you wisdom, so fans would grow up. He gave you sizzle, so hearts would de-thaw. He gave you kindness, so sadness would cease.

Actors, models and talent for Christ, what is the Good News but a Message? A Message of hope, joy, peace and love; a Message of healing and purpose; a Message of unconditional forgiveness through faith in His Son; a Plan for reconciliation, restoration and empowerment in our Lord by His Holy Spirit.

But this Message begins softly, in language new ears can understand, in gentle words from smiling faces, topping open arms and helping hands.

WARNING: Strictly forbidden by God is refusal to wear this name tag. And here's why: Ambassadors for Christ can't be His speakers and messengers while secluding themselves among kin.

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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