Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Temptation #2: Fame and Glory (Continued)
Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.
Isaiah 46:9 (NKJV)
Money, fame and glory are not sins unless we love them and forget their Source. Or unless we lose our patience with God's timing and allow the enemy to exalt us instead, because he can: 'for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish' (Luke 4:6).

A frightening thought.

For stars who know God and forget Him... who get lost in the 'Yes people' around them, who let the trappings of fame cover them like a beautiful snowfall - which becomes a blizzard and ultimately a wasteland, we call them prodigals.

Prodigals know their Father, but they become tempted by their inheritance. They go 'a-wandering.' Losing everything would be their hardest blessing, but perhaps they just need to hear the words...

'Look at what God has done for you! Now what are you going to do for Him? Who deserves the glory?'

As God's new and vibrant performers enter the mission field of entertainment, they carry the hope of Christ--not only to prodigals but to countless others who have never met Jesus at all.

Actors, models and talent for Christ come in fully armored, realizing the true responsibility of fame. It is a gift of leadership meant to inspire others.

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