Sunday, August 11th, 2019
The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Courage*
Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, 'Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One Who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.'
Deuteronomy 31:7-8 (NKJV)
Be strong and of good courage.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)
Be strong and of good courage.
Joshua 1:6 (NKJV)
Only be strong and very courageous...
Joshua 1:7 (NKJV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
If Hollywood looks like a giant,
If this giant blusters and curses,
If it seems to be unbeatable,
If everyone begs for its favor,
If Christians enter its stomping ground,
If they're belittled by veterans,
Then we know why Saul's army was scared:
Why experienced soldiers stepped back,
And watched a shepherd boy come forward.
If the Promised Land had more giants,
If its cities were big and mighty,
If their walls were tall like Jericho's,
If God's men had spied out their strongholds,
If His great leader, Moses, just died,
Then we know why Joshua felt fear:
Why God encouraged him frequently,
And helped this humble hero step up.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: No matter how big Hollywood looks, no matter the spread of media, no matter its lusts and temptations, you're called like David and Joshua.
Maybe David was too young to fear. He had already felt God's power and ran with the confidence of youth. But Joshua had seen many things. He also witnessed God's miracles and stood strong when the standing was hard.
Even so, he stood behind Moses. When he was called to lead God's new charge, even though he felt inadequate, or because he felt inadequate, God promised to guide him without fail.
So don't let stage fright keep you at home. Only be strong and of good courage.
## The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Courage (Part 45)
* Previous Devotion, Fear No Evil: http://careylewisdevotions.com/trailblazers-part-19-fear-no-evil
* Previous Devotion, Soldier's Orders: http://careylewisdevotions.com/soldiers-orders-part-31-bold-vision
* Previous Devotion, I Spy With My Little Eye: http://careylewisdevotions.com/rebels-without-a-cause-part-4-conclusion-i-spy-with-my-little-eye
* Previous Devotion, Stage Fright: http://careylewisdevotions.com/buried-treasure-part-4-stage-fright
* Previous Devotion, Success Delayers, Fear: http://careylewisdevotions.com/field-of-dreams-part-10-success-delayers-fear
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.