Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, November 11th, 2013
Superlatives! (Part 8, Conclusion)
Actors, Models & Talent For Christ
If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, Who, being in the Form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a Man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him.
Philippians 2:3-9 (NKJV)
God says: 'He who humbles himself will be exalted' (Matthew 23:12). 'He who humbles himself will be exalted' (Luke 14:11). 'He who humbles himself will be exalted' (Luke 18:14). That's His promise--and it's your ticket to success.

God says it in the Old, and He says it in the New.

He said it through Jesus, and He'll say it through you!

Be humble, so He will exalt you. Be superlatively humble, so the kings of Hollywood will exalt you, too. If you are superlatively humble, you are 'of the highest possible order' of humility.* You are of Christ.

Off stage, you radiate the Heart of your King, which is a Servant's Heart. You will be loved for your exemplary character. On stage, you are 'surpassing or superior to all others,' because you need to be 'Ten times better' (Daniel 1:20) than the world--to get its top spots.

Can you be both humble and superlative at the same time? Jesus was. Follow Him.


* Definitions of superlative:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Superlatives! 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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