Who Is Your Audience?

When living your Christian life, who is the audience you are performing for?

Are you striving to impress someone? or just to not be thought badly of?

Is your church your audience?

Your Family?

Some inner ideal of whom you should be?

Oh, most of us would never even think that we a performing our life for an audience.  We may realize that our children are watching us but not many more.  Only if we are singing, playing or preaching might we think about the audience before us.  However, everything we do is before an audience.

Colossians 3:23 (ESV) Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Romans 14:8 (ESV) For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

Romans 12:1 (ESV) I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

So even when are not particularly in front of an audience we are serving the Lord and performing for Him.  Does your audience approve of your performance?

This is one of the reasons when sitting in Church you won’t find me clapping after a solo or a piece of music being played.  I’m not the audience, God is.  I just happen to be performing right along with my prayers and attention for the rightful audience at any church service.



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6 thoughts on “Who Is Your Audience?

  1. I think we realise that God is watching everything we do, and is recording it, for we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, 2 Cor 5:10.

    Also, it tells us in Psalm 139:8 that God sees all, whether in heaven or hell.

    God is our audience, night and day.

    He sees. He knows.

    God bless.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Dora,

    Thanks for sharing those additional verses. 🙂

    Most of us do realize that the Lord is watching us and He is our audience. However, I’ve sat in churches before where it was obvious that those leading the worship and music were more interested in those sitting in front of them. Often the Lord seems forgotten in many modern churches services. 🙁

    Berean Wife

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  2. At the moment, the author who is editing my book is my audience. I want to please her so much that I almost feel as if God will be more pleased if she is happy with my writing. Sigh. A couple more months and this too shall pass.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Marie,

    I can’t imagine working with a publisher however, I’ve heard horror stories.

    I’m sure though that you wouldn’t change anything to be contrary to Scripture or to water down the gospel.

    Be sure to let us know when it is out. 🙂

    Berean Wife

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    Marie Reply:

    Oh, on the contrary! I’m very fortunate in that regard – the publishing co. who signed me, Calvary Press, is razor-sharp theologically (James White is one of their authors), and at this stage of the game I guess it’s ok to say…it’s Martha Peace who is working with me on editing the book before she can write a foreword. As you can imagine, she is a very good, precise believer to mentor me in the process, but I’ve had to “cut” a lot of in-depth stuff I wrte in order to simplify and stick to Scripture. After all, as she points out, it’s the Bible which will ultimately help them – not a dissection of all that’s wrong with Freud and Maslow. I must have quoted 4 or 5 peeps in that chapter on ‘self-esteem’. She suggested I just quote Christ. 🙂

    So it’s all good; just a lot of hard work (which is good for both myself and any future readers). Should be published next year.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Marie,

    That’s good that Calvary Press is that sound. The ones I’ve heard tales about have been the bigger ones like Zondervan. 🙁 I’m sure you are enjoying having Martha Peace actually edit the book. I’ve enjoyed her books but have never her met her in person. Can’t say there is anything wrong at all in sticking to the Bible but it is so easy to go off on tangents and add more information than necessary.

    Your next book will be easier. 🙂

    Berean Wife

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