Audience of One, 22MAR
You realize life is all a stage, and your life is playing out in front of your eyes…
But isn’t it good to realize that you only have an audience of ONE – YOU have an audience of GOD.
You don’t worry about men or events – you worry about the ONE and only focus of the Lord God for living your life.
You’re like on the stage – playing your life – that whole theater is dark because you don’t need an audience, you only have an audience of ONE.
… wait… WAIT… HUH?
Wait, you look out – into this vast theater – who’s that? what’s that? what’s the noise? Is that clapping? Is that mound of a huddled body like a derelict off the street? who snuck in here? How dare they!!!. Really, what’s that sound? WAIT! what’s going on here? is that one person, that snuck in guy, actually clapping and starting to stand up? and giving you a standing ovation.???!!!???
But you’re ONLY here for an audience of ONE – of GOD – Why should a stranger be causing a commotion? Standing up and urging you for an encore?
No! wait a minute you didn’t put the house lights on, so why is there light coming from the audience anyway? OH-OH- that thought to be bum is no bum, is he? Why, there is pure white light starring to emanate from him? and why is he cheering, cajoling, standing up in roaring loud love for you. Those bright white robes are very distinctive – you realize you know this man – and you realize He wants an Encore – He wants MORE from you – and it’s getting brighter out in the house and now HE’S holding up a SIGN- and it says Micah 6:8!!!
He wants more of your life – He wants your talents – He actually wants even more!
Now wait a minute!!! You thought this was an empty house, so why is this bright bright LIGHT starting to illuminate a full house, where did these people come from???? Why is this LIGHT shining on them too? All those people, they’re not even all paying attention – some are working on their cell phones, some are crunching their snack wrappers, some are sleeping in the audience!! But yet – STILL – this one bright light-clad focus is standing and cajoling for you, cat calls and all, and wants more!
You start to realize that this whole audience is FULL – this whole audience that you thought was just an audience of ONE is now an audience of ALL!!!
Um, WAIT! Isn’t that the same thing???
Isn’t an audience of GOD an audience of ONE – the same thing as an audience of the WHOLE theater FILLED WITH LIFE – AND WITH GOD?
LIFE IS GOD
GOD IS LIFE
GOD IS many in ONE
EVERYONE all together IS ONE
BE STILL ON THAT STAGE
BE STILL hearing that massive applause from Jesus!
BE STILL working the audience to shine His Light to share His talents given to you!
BE STILL doing an Encore because of HIS SPIRIT and THRU HIS SPIRIT!
BE STILL playing out your life for an audience of ONE – FOR GOD –
Pick up your lines, your cross and be you.
Jesus demands an encore.
God’s writing your score.
GOD is ONE
GOD is ALL
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what isyours.’
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’