Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
The Enemy's Game (Part 62)
Countermeasures: Regard
Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly.
Psalm 138:6 (NKJV)
For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant.
Luke 1:48 (NKJV)
How do today's stars regard their fans? As grasping groupies without sound minds or as lost sheep without a shepherd? As clapping hands to lift them higher or as lonely hearts who need a purpose? As dollar bills supporting their shows or as eager eyes copying them?

Or do they really see them at all? Narcissism is time-consuming.

Actors, models and talent for Christ, as His media ambassadors, realize and remember one thing: Jesus didn't do business that way. He regarded people as unique: individuals worthy of time, even those His brethren rejected.

Like a town full of Samaritans, or ten lepers pleading for His help. Like a convicted adulteress or a partier living with pigs. Like a beat-up guy on the roadside or a swindler sitting in a tree. Like tax collectors and invalids. Like widows, beggars and criminals.

So in the field of entertainment, don't disregard a cleaning lady or overlook the secretary. Notice people in the waiting room and purposely choose to regard them. Look eye to eye and say something nice.

By regarding people as worthy, especially those whom others don't, you defy the enemy's game plan and encourage new players for God.

To Be Continued...

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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