Saturday, November 7th, 2015
The Enemy's Game (Part 6)
Where To Go
As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
1 Samuel 17:48 (NIV)
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
And then He told them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.'
Mark 16:15 (New Living Translation)
The Bible is filled with daring heroes: leaders who moved into fearful places. Abraham walked a long path to Canaan, facing dangers and treacherous people. Joseph walked in slavery to Egypt, facing thirteen years of imprisonment. David ran to the fight with Goliath, facing a bully in the Name of God.
Jesus walked our earth as a Man of peace, facing enemies both seen and unseen. Because facing our fears shows off our faith. And as Jesus clearly demonstrated, faith beckons God's Own almighty power. It's an invitation He won't refuse. When God's in the fight, the fight will be won.
If Satan intended to harm us by the modern constructions of media and entertainment, then 'God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives' (Genesis 50:20).
His saving saints?* Actors, models and talent for Christ, God's airborne church. Media's meccas of communication are where you ought to go. You enter the labor of others, and God reaps where He did not sow. Rising high in talent and beauty, you fight with the weapon of love.
Snuggled-uppity Christians tucked tight in their pews are yesterday's news. Fearless high-flying Christians acting in truth is a glory story.
To Be Continued...
* Saints refers to believers. 'Saving saints' refers to God's use of believers to carry His Good News.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game series.