Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, June 8th, 2015
Trailblazers (Part 21)
Remember The Destination
Then He Who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, 'Write, for these Words are true and faithful.' '

And He said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son...'

The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light...

Revelation 21:5-7,21-24 (NKJV)
Have you ever started a trip, but got sidetracked? Meant to go there, but got busy? Had a great plan, but forgot it? Needed to finish, but didn't? Walked the hard path, but got lazy? Felt called to step up, but got shy? Dug deep in your prayers, but went flat? Read His Word every day, but stopped? Been discouraged and surrendered?

Me, too. When you're perfect, let me know.

But right now, shake it off. First, get your face on the floor. Next, get your eyes in His Book. Get recommitted, reconnected, redirected, reorganized and reenergized. Repent! 'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness' (1 John 1:9).

Actors, models and talent for Christ: remember your job: 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel unto every creature' (Mark 16:15). Your means to God's end is modern media: a wickedly fast communication system built by the enemy. You enter where he labored. God reaps where He did not sow.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: remember your destination. Physically speaking, it's the entertainment industry: a worldwide bait and switch operation. Fame and glory are bait, both for you and worldly stars. But the switch is entirely different. You're fishing for God. They're fishing for profit.

Spiritually speaking, your destination is the Kingdom of God. You get there through a beautiful Door. He leads you down a narrow path to a pearly Gate. But you carry a preview: by Book and by Spirit. They commit, connect, direct, organize and energize you to be about your Father's business.

So don't let the enemy mislead you. You're almost there.

To Be Continued...

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