Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars.
Jude 1:13 (NASB)
Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Isaiah 60:1-3 (NASB)
My life's work (with my mother's before me and my daughter's after me)... concerns stars: Scouting, coaching and connecting new stars: performers called to be good examples

Stars shining with a bright and steady light. Most of all, stars who represent Jesus.

The contrast between stars who shine in truth and stars who glare in selfishness... is big; Stars who closely follow the Supreme Star... don't get lost within themselves or the world.

Humility is the dividing point: a compass that keeps godly stars on course. Grounded in Him, lightning bolts can't harm them. They're illuminated- but never shocked. They're covered by a crucial awareness:

They're simply stewards of God's gifts and fame: wealth intended to increase His kingdom; talents with a duty to glorify... Him.

I'm more than sad to see stars wandering: following poor guidance from wrong people. The list of fallen idols is too long.

So how should we handle the wanderers? We pray and love without condemnation. Because without God directing our paths, we would be wandering through this earth, too.

And as Jesus 'Steadfastly set His Face to go to Jerusalem,' (Luke 9:51) we set our faces toward Hollywood. Duty calls.

Falling stars noted. Rising stars needed.

## Stars

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 Stars 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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