Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from Your way.
In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.
Resolute believers follow their Lord...
No matter the inconvenient timing,
No matter the personal sacrifice,
No matter the enticements found elsewhere,
No matter the discouragements they face.
Their attention stays forward and upward.
They refuse to turn their backs on Jesus. Instead, they turn their backs on their old lives. They won't bend their faith to worship idols. Instead, they bow their heads to worship God.
Seasoned saints know their duty as soldiers. They are bound and determined to hang tough.
Because their Captain hung tough on the Cross.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: You live in an irresolute world. In this Instagram generation, 'resolution' refers to photos. Regarding hearts, minds and decisions, commitments shift like TV channels.
I believe the Lord has summoned you to re-establish godly standards.
Because the world wavers constantly,
Because false prophets waver with it,
Keep your backs ramrod straight and forward...
To be in this world, but not of it; to follow Christ wherever He leads.
## Self-Examination 2021: Back, Resolute Backs (Part 92)
NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2017 Shine Devotion series, 'Self-Examination.' 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 Self-Examination 2021 series.