Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Rejection (Part 9, Conclusion)
He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:6 (NKJV)
But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the Word, accept It, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.
Mark 4:20 (NKJV)
Actors, models and talent for Christ: you are accepted in the Beloved. By His power in your work, you bear fruit. Your fruit is every life you touch by your witness of Christ, 'Among whom you shine as lights in the world' (Philippians 2:15). You cannot measure the abundance of this harvest.

Because fans who see you see Him. Fans who hear you hear Him. Fans who 'Taste and see that the Lord is good' (Psalm 34:8) may bear fruit as well, and by them, others... and then others. It's multi-level marketing of the highest order--and by the speed of light. Why else were you given extraordinary gifts in this age of media?

Actors, models and talent for Christ: you carry the Antidote for rejection. Because rejection is a slow poison. At first, the sick don't know they're sick. The lost don't know they're lost. Disaster comes one drop and one step at a time. The enemy's plan? Their ultimate rejection to equal his: eternal separation from God.

'And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' ' (Matthew 7:23).

But right now, you can help. Because your talent is a tempting tonic. By His grace, it is 'Living water' (John 4:10). The darkness of this present age sets the stage for your dazzling performance.

Therefore, tap dance on the serpent's head. Sing into his lifeless ears. Shine light upon his twisted schemes. Slash him with the Word of God--until he leaves the house. That the sick, lost, weeping and sleeping may awaken to a new destiny:

'The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned' (Matthew 4:16). And one day our King will say to you:

'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me' (Matthew 25:34-36). 

By the rightful use of your Lord's talents, rejection is rejected. It no longer exists.

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