Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, August 9th, 2019
The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Commitment
But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause--Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.
Job 5:8 (NKJV)
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:5 (NKJV)
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.
Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV)
We can commit sins AGAINST God, or we can commit selves TO God. Our world is filled with the former. Our lives are fueled by the latter.

If a commitment is a vow, the devil seeks our commitment. He offers endless temptations, like people, power and prizes. Since none of his perks last for long, he'll tempt us with independence: not to trust anyone but us.

If a commitment is a pledge, God seeks our wholehearted passion. He offers ceaseless benefits, through the sacrifice of His Son. Since God's plenty lasts forever, He'll treat us with tender mercies: our trust will always be honored.

Actors, models and talent for Christ, here's the hard thing about commitment. Satan wants to confuse believers--to divide our hearts in ways like these:

--"Yes! You CAN love both God and the world. Didn't He put these dreams in your heart? Prosperity is proof of His love."

--"If you worship God every Sunday and give Him some part of your money, you can still pursue earthly treasures." *


I see a Gospel of sacrifice, exampled by Jesus as a Man. His commitment was only to God, and His wealth was extraordinary, as in TOTALLY out of this world.

So you need to set the record straight. With a passion attracting attention, a passion refusing division, a passion inviting commitment, you blaze a white-hot trail to Jesus.

Fence sitting is for birds, not Christians.

## The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Commitment (Part 43)

* 'No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money' (Luke 16:13, NIV).

NOTE: This series is a republished edit of a 2015 devotion series called, 'The Enemy's Game.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you're not a performer, don't be deterred. In truth, every disciple acts for Christ, models Christ and stewards His talents.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game 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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