Thursday, September 5th, 2019
The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Glow Sticks
Let those who love Him be like the sun when it comes out in full strength.
Judges 5:31 (NKJV)
Christians talk a lot about being the light of the world. Since Jesus said it first, His game plan is perfectly right. But let's not forget Satan's intention to confuse us, because he disguises himself as an angel of light.
If you're a talented player checking out your options, discovering your gifts are attracting top recruiters, deciding which program is the best fit for your future, then consider the source, strength and purpose for each team's glow.
Team A (The Almighty's) has God as its Source, strength and goal. Light comes from within and dazzles brilliantly in darkness. Like glow sticks, a bending break precedes their filling with light. Once gleaming, they're versatile and can travel anywhere.
Team B (Beelzebub's) has Satan in pretense of God. Light is artificial and turns off unexpectedly. Like sparklers, a flame ignites a temporary sizzle. Once twinkling, they rise and fall in a spectacular show.
But what they're showing is nothing good.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Imagine countless gleaming glow sticks on the world's screens, stages and pages. Bent toward the will of their Father, they break open in radiant light: impervious, unwavering light.
Fans aren't reduced to dumbstruck groupies, but lifted by a new kind of light. It's not flitting around tinsel town, following the whims of its handlers.
Instead, it glows steadily brighter--in reflection of earth's Greatest Star.
## The Enemy's Game: Countermeasures--Glow Sticks (Part 70)
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.