Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
The Transformers (Part 2, Conclusion)
They Are You!
We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NKJV)
If the things which are seen are temporary, then physical transformations cannot last. If the things which are not seen are eternal, then spiritual transformations are permanent. But the spiritual and the physical are connected.

Here's the thing: the Spirit controls the flesh. The Spirit creates the flesh--including every positive physical transformation that we desire. This godly truth flies in opposition to worldly hype--like thousands of self-help books and the gurus who write them.

If this is so (and God says it is), then how do we look better, feel better, and do better?

Words. All the good ones come from God. 'So is My Word that goes out from My Mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it' (Isaiah 55:11). 'For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword' (Hebrews 4:12).

Spirit. The only good One comes from God. 'When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth' (John 16:13). 'Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new' ' (Revelation 21:5).

Shout for joy! God gives us His Word and His Spirit to empower the godly transformations our heart's desire. And because change begins in the spiritual realm, resulting physical transformations can last a lifetime and beyond.

God tells His prophet, Ezekiel: 'Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord' ' (Ezekiel 37:4). Through Ezekiel's God-powered words, an army of change was raised from the dead. 'They lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army' (Ezekiel 37:10).

Actors, models, and talent for Christ, you are transformers: an exceedingly great army of change in media. Media meisters can neither control you nor resist you. Your weapons are excellence, beauty, truth, and love. Because 'Love never fails' (1 Corinthians 13:8). It wins. It transforms. Inside-out. Individually and collectively. Personally and professionally. From one media screen into millions of lives.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Transformers 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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