Carey Lewis Devotions
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Who Is The Performer?
Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
Romans 4:20-21 (NAS)
The greatest problem in the entertainment world is confusion.

Within the kingdom of show (and tell) business, we see a lot of showing, but almost no telling.

Since most stars don't know how they got their talent--nor its purpose, Satan steps in. He's eager to provide the answers that stressed-out celebrities seek.

'It's luck,' he says. 'And your luck could turn tomorrow, so hit it hard. Go to the right parties. Meet the right people. Say yes to the right offers while the planets line up in your favor.'

Misery follows the pursuit of money and fame. Confusion deepens when stars come up empty. Satan tells them the root of their success is luck, work, people, and a popularity that could disappear anytime. The pressure is on.

They don't know their beauty, talent, and fame are gifts given in stewardship to glorify God and help others. When this truth is revealed, they become the hands, faces, and voices of God on this earth. He is the true performer. Then, they not only show it--but also tell it.

So where does this truth leave aspiring Christian performers? In a very good place! If the Lord God Almighty put a calling in your heart to be a performer of light, He will fulfill it. It's a promise, and that means victory.

So what is your responsibility while He is performing His work through you? Have faith. Be patient. Don't stop. Stay strong in His promise--through times of testing and obstacles.

Don't think you're good enough, strong enough, smart enough, attractive enough, or talented enough? No problem. 'For when I am weak, then I am strong' (2 Corinthians 12:10).

God is the performer. Your job is show Him off and tell others His good news.

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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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