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Theodore Lawton
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I'm currently writing a gospel magic show; my first.

But I was touched by something that somebody told me after a "secular" house party gig the other night.

As I was leaving and thanking the host for having me I was telling him that reactions and reception by the party goers was terrific. People really responded warmly to me and to my magic. I got lots of future leads and we all had a great time. In short, it was a great evening.

He told me, "Well, you like people... and people like you!"

I thought about that on my drive home. " like people... and people like you..."

I didn't used to like people.

Before I was saved I only liked me. Sometimes I didn't even like myself very much.

I felt very blessed to have someone tell me something that pointed out such a miraculous change in my life. He didn't realize it; of course, he only knows the new Ted. But it made me realize that the love of Christ is shining through me into the lives of others in all that I do, not necessarily "gospel" magic. Sure I fail, but I'm talking about the prevailing course of my life.

I like people... and people like me... what a difference. May God help us all to continually have this effect on people. Because it isn't even a like/like relationship. It's God loving them through us and them responding to it. No matter what work we happen to be doing; magic, baking or bean counting.

My prayer for us today- may you love people with the love of God and may people experience it.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Magic is the bacon in the breakfast of life.


God bless you and have a magical day
Terry Holley
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I "like" your post!

Co-author with illusionist Andre' Kole of "Astrology and Psychic Phenomena."
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Harris Deutsch
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Being filled by Christ, sure is better than to be full of self.
Thanks for your sharing and honesty.
May our Lord continue to bless you and use your gifts

Happy "righting".

Love brother Harris
Harris Deutsch aka dr laugh
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Ted I like your post and even after being saved for a while It finally hit me one day "IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM" not me.
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