Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Trailblazers (Part 22, Conclusion)
Arrive Home Safely
If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
John 14:23 (NKJV)
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1 (NKJV)
Where is our home? Most Christians know the answer: Heaven! Then why don't we act like it? As an American Christian, I've been guilty of feathering my nest excessively. I believe God gave men a responsibility for homebuilding and women a desire for homemaking.

But men are tempted by Towers of Babel and women are tempted by tons of trifles. I respect voluntary simplification: Christians who consider movement their mission and Jesus their Home. I don't think God hates fancy, but He does hate idols. Very easily, one can become the other.

I am stunned by the involuntary simplification of homelessness. Over 50 million refugees are currently stuck between rocks and hard places. The rocks are war zones, persecution and poverty. The hard places are nations refusing them entry.

Where is our safety? Most Christians know the answer: God! Then why don't we act like it? As an American Christian, I've been guilty of laying low: avoiding hard places, people and jobs. Since the world is a nasty place, we choose comfort zones over battle zones.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: as trailblazers, you must lead people home: home to the safety of Jesus; home to the fellowship of faith.

The biggest dangers for American Christians are neither Satan nor sinners, neither Hollywood nor mission fields. They're tight churches and worldly goals. They're apathy and halfway hearts.

I believe you're different. I believe God gave you the courage to go unto all nations, the calling to lead men without judgment. I believe you're on fire with red-hot hearts. So embrace your roles in entertainment. Continue through trials and tribulations.

The trails you blaze will save more lives than yours.

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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