Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, January 8th, 2021
Self-Examination 2021: Mind, Steadfast Minds
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 (NASB)
Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His Face to go to Jerusalem...
Luke 9:51 (NKJV)
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV)
A steadfast mind tops a wavering mind, no matter how smart its owner may be...

Because wavering minds can't hold the course.
They waffle when the pressure gets too great,
Or change tracks when a new way excites them.

If allowed, the devil works steadfastly,
To tempt, taunt, trick or tie the human mind,
Twisting it to his evil intentions.

But steady minds are resolved in purpose.
Like steel, God forges them under pressure.
Jesus excites them, and they hold His course.

If invited, the Lord works steadfastly,
To safeguard and secure His children's minds,
Teaching them to focus on things above.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Entertainment can borrow your mind, but it's never allowed to own it.

Entertainment can enjoy your light, but it's never allowed to dim it.

Entertainment can grow your talents, but it's never allowed to taint them.

Entertainment can meet God through you, and that's the reason for your entry.

Being steadfast to the cause of Christ is your unwavering commitment.

Being steadfast to Bible study is your Rock-solid earthly anchor.

Being steadfast to good fellowship is your counsel to help you stay true.

Being steadfast to fervent prayer is your safety in times of trouble.

Because you're steadfast ambassadors for creation's highest government, so remain steadfast to this duty.

## Self-Examination 2021: Mind, Steadfast Minds (Part 68)

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.

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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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