Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
When To Hold & When To Fold
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
Luke 10:7 (NKJV)
The advice Jesus gives His disciples before sending them on the road is perfect advice for our everyday mission fields. Have you known friends or family members who hopped from job to job--never staying long enough to succeed?

Jesus says to stay put and take what you are given. Don't be picky about the small things. In work, don't be picky about salary or benefits, but expect them to be more than enough. God will make sure you receive everything you need exactly when you need it.

In the talent industry, be loyal to your agent. Be agreeable. He will promote you at the right time.

How do you know if you don't have the right agent or job? He won't receive you in the first place. What should you do in that case? Jesus says to move on and brush the dust off your feet. Don't let it bother you at all.

Sometimes, the world is smart enough to use God's supernatural laws. The world says, 'Sales is a numbers game.' God says, 'let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing' (James 1:4).

To know when to hold or when to fold, remember His field commands.

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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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