Friday, April 17th, 2015
Soldier's Orders (Part 9)
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
Romans 8:24-25 (NKJV)
By faith Noah obeyed when he was called to build an ark... not knowing where he was going. 'By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out... not knowing where he was going' (Hebrews 11:8). By faith, Isaac obeyed when he was called to an altar... not knowing where he was going.
By faith, Moses walked through the Red Sea into an unknown wilderness. By faith, Joshua walked through the Jordan River into an unknown Promised Land. By faith, David ran toward a fierce giant called Goliath. By faith, Jesus walked toward a deadly hill called Golgotha. By faith, His disciples walked into their duty: a Great Commission.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Blind obedience is not comfortable, but it is thrilling. The order to follow an unseen Leader to an unknown place is illogical, but it is a soldier's duty. In a come-from-behind victory that surprised almost everyone, the Lamb of God won the war. But He left you in charge of clean-up until His return.
Toward earth's people, you love like your King, as performers with a purpose to serve. Toward hell's angels, you fight like your King, as warriors with His Power to stun.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Refuse to follow the nearsighted vision of a personally-planned life. Instead, promise to follow the farsighted Orders of your Commander-in-Chief. Even to the promised land of entertainment. Even to the stages and screens of media. Even when it doesn't seem logical or possible.
Because with God, man's logic is foolishness. Because with God, all things are possible. Because for Jesus, obedience is proof of your faith. 'If you love Me, keep My Commandments' (John 14:15).
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Soldier's Orders series.