Sunday, January 10th, 2016
The Enemy's Game (Part 70)
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 shine of each team's glow.
Team A (The Almighty's) has God as its Source, strength and shine. 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 the place of God. Light is artificial and turns off unexpectedly. Like sparklers, a flame ignites their 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 star-struck groupies, but lifted by a new kind of light: one not shooting around tinsel town, as if it's the greatest height to reach, but one glowing steadily in love and joy--like the Greatest Star of all.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game series.