Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
The Enemy's Game: God's All Stars--You
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 (NKJV)
Our earth is now in desperate darkness, with refugees in the tens of millions, babies killed in the hundreds of millions, ravaging wars in destitute nations, drugs abounding in prosperous nations, aggressive nations hating Israel, human trafficking in record numbers, and mass-marketed lust promoting it...

With Americans detached in silence, Christians isolated in their churches, eyes directed to TVs and smart phones, dreams redirected to selfish concerns, thoughts attracted to media's big shows, teens online 70+ hours a week, celebrities idolized like they are gods and star-struck fans harmed by their examples.

Perhaps to call mankind's struggles a game is to make light of human suffering. Such disrespect is not my intention, but it is the intention of Satan. He enjoys our fantasies and failures. With big, bully bluffs and sweet-smelling bait, the dragon cons us into bad places. But believers should know and show better.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Our ignorance of his battle plan, especially in a closed-off church, turns naive believers into prey.

So let's change this noun into a verb: specifically, an action verb. By pray-ing for God's enlightenment, you're positioned to rise, shine and win, with media as your launching pad.

While our Lord has made us His stewards, while our Captain has ordered our moves, directing us to cover earth's fields, trusting us to continue His gains, He's coming back for the final goal.

His touchdown will be seen everywhere. The enemy's team will be evicted, and the winning side will celebrate.

So let's be in this game when He comes. Let's work to multiply His talents. Let's offer seeking hearts The Way home.

'And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light' (Romans 13:11-12, NKJV).

## The Enemy's Game: God's All Stars--You (Part 100, Conclusion)

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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