Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, August 29th, 2011
The 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV)
You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the Name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel.
1 Samuel 17:45 (NKJV)
Monopoly is a power game. We run around the board making deals and looking for breaks. When we land on 'Community Chest,' we hope to pull a good card. One of the best? 'Get Out of Jail Free:' it's insurance for when we land in a jam.

Life on earth seems a lot like Monopoly--except nothing happens by chance.

Essentially, we have two power sources: God and Satan. God is number One, but a lot of people don't know it or acknowledge Him. They don't recognize Satan either, so they fall prey to his schemes and get trapped. The prison yard is extra full, and life there seems almost normal. Some people forget they're in jail.

On the other hand, imagine a huge, white tower on the horizon. It may seem like a long run to get there--but when disaster looms, that tower is only a few words away. All we have to do is speak God's Name in faith, and we are transported to the safe stronghold.

Scripture says we must be righteous to enter; therefore, Jesus came on the scene and gave us His Own righteousness.

The next time you face a giant problem or impossible situation, do what David did. Speak God's Name in faith--out loud. Use His Name as a sure-fire defense against any attack or impending lock-up, whether it's a person or a tragedy, whether it's debt, fear, or illness.

The 'Get Out of Jail Free' card is a gift given by God to you. Its promise is sealed in blood by Jesus. And better than Monopoly, this deck is stacked in your favor. You can't lose.

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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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