Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, June 20th, 2021
Satan's Spoilers: Confusion
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
Confusion is no place to work or live. So we must remember our home address: The Kingdom of God, now and forever. Amazingly, this Home travels with us. God's not confined by physicality.

He blesses us going out and coming in. Because we're sent to a dangerous world, He directs a 24-hour patrol of mighty angels to travel with us.

Even when we learn to walk through our fears, confusion is a different matter. It's a mind game: a mental straight jacket where the sleeves get tighter when we struggle. Our thoughts cloud, so we don't know what to do.

Answer? Don't go there. Don't get too heady, and don't hang with pushy, prideful people.

King David said, 'Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don't concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp' (Psalm 131:1).

Paul said, 'Refuse foolish and ignorant speculations...' (2 Timothy 2:23).

If we accidentally get entrenched, confusion must be cast off right away, before we're 'frozen' by indecision. We gain this power through 'The Mind of Christ' (1 Corinthians 2:16).

But when our cares come before our prayers, even seasoned saints can become confused. Our first response? Prayer. To follow up, we cast out the spirit of confusion.

'We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ' (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Quickly, confusion flees and courses clear. We hear our Shepherd and follow Him.

## Satan's Spoilers: Confusion (Part 2, Conclusion)

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 Satan's Spoilers 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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