Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, December 5th, 2011
Show And Tell
Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.
Psalm 66:5 (NAS)
Remember show and tell in grammar school? Excited little kids sharing small things?

The Apostle Paul says, 'When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things' (1 Corinthians 13:11). So we grow up.

But God still wants His grown-up children to show and tell. Just not like most of us do it. Not about our latest acquisition.

That kind of show and tell has made the richest country on earth a nation of beggars. This land of opportunity has mainlined materialism and crammed our closets with stuff we don't need and won't use. We have a black hole of debt with an ugly smell.

Consequently, the perfume of advertising is applied continuously. According to CBS News back in 2006, the average person sees 5000 ads a day. How many more ads do we see today?

Christ followers, we must raise the standard. We must raise His standard.

Instead of worldly show and tell, let's show and tell something important, helpful, and fascinating to others. Let's show and tell our experiences with God Who helps us overcome obstacles, break addictions, escape debt, and rescue victory from the jaws of defeat.

We are each 'before and after' stories wrought by the Hand of God.

Therefore, don't keep your overcoming stories private; show and tell them. 'It has seemed good to me to declare the signs and wonders which the Most High God has done for me' (Daniel 4:2).

Jesus put it this way: 'Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you' (Mark 5:19).

Evangelism begins best in your own stories of redemption. 'I will tell of all Your wonders' (Psalm 9:1).

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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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