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Your audience of one
Pastor Daron Lindemann
by Pastor Daron Lindemann
May 21, 2024

The audience gathers eagerly. The eighth-grade band students are dressed in their best backstage, nervously waiting for each of their names to be called for a solo performance. 

Like professional performers, they will be on stage under the lights all by themselves, and judges will issue a score. 

Amber has prepared for this but still feels her nerves fluttering. She paces back and forth until she hears her name. The curtains open, and for a split second she considers turning around and running. She can’t do this! She’s going to make a mistake! 

But she nervously takes center stage and raises her violin. 

As she begins, she sees in the audience the smiling, approving face of her mother—no judgment, no fear, just a bunch of mom pride and eager excitement for the best performance in the world. 

And that’s what Amber does, performs her best in the world. Her mom is her audience of one. When Amber saw her mom, it changed everything. 

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. … It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23,24).

Serve Jesus as your audience of One in whatever you do. 

In mercy he forgives you of everything and smiles approvingly at everything you do for him—no judgment, no fear, just a bunch of heavenly pride and eager excitement for your best performance in the world.

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