“I do believe none but God could bear with such untoward children as we ourselves are. He sees our faults, you know, when we do not see them, and he knows what those faults are more thoroughly than we do. Yet still he never smites in anger. He cuts us not off, but He still continues to show us abounding mercies.” Quote By Charles Spurgeon
There were so many times in my life I did things with the motive of attracting attention to please people. I preformed for people, it was all an act, because in my heart, I was different from the performance I was acting out for them. For a long time, the gap between the person I preformed to be and the Christian who I truly was in my heart, was a really BIG gap. Having friends, being accepted is such a huge need of our human condition, that sometimes we dance to the tune other people are playing, instead of to the rhythm of God’s Grace, Love, Truth, Way. We perform the way they want us too and we would do anything to please them to keep our favor with them. God wants to close the gap between who we portray ourselves to be on the outside and who we really are on the inside. He wants us to live for an audience of ONE, HIM!
Do you think I care about the approval of men or about the approval of God? Do you think I am on a mission to please people? If I am still spinning my wheels trying to please men, then there is no way I can be a servant of the Anointed One, the Liberating King. Galatians 1:10 The Voice
God never asked me to perform perfectly for Him, He asked me to believe in HIM and let His Holy Spirit perform in me and through me. In the heart of God, His desire is for me to dance the dance of HIS Kingdom in perfect rhythm with His Spirit, being wholly-holy His. I know that whatever I am “doing”, God hopes huge that I stay in holy alliance with HIM and do it unto Him, making Him my only Audience as I dance a dance of joy in Him, living, laughing and loving Him first and others He connects my life to day by day!
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:27-29 New International Version
Being a Christian, I do not have to perform for this world, because I am being shaped for the Kingdom of God. The best way to live my life is finding a position of humility and laying before God everything I am and letting HIM embrace me just as I am. My life needs to be a life-song of humble reverence to God alone as His Holy Spirit freely flows in it and through it, shaping me in Kingdom characteristics.
Get beyond yourselves and protecting your own interests; be sincere, and secure your neighbors’ interests first. In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. Remember: Though He was in the form of God, He chose not to cling to equality with God; But He poured Himself out to fill a vessel brand new; a servant in form and a man indeed. The very likeness of humanity, He humbled Himself, obedient to death— a merciless death on the cross! Philippians 2:4-8 The Voice
My heart’s desire is to live for You, Lord God and to bring glory to Your Kingdom. It is such a privilege to KNOW You, Lord. I know I take that for granted so much. I am sorry. You, my creator, my incredible God, WHO I can’t even begin to fathom with my understanding, YOU pursued me for years, YOU wanted me to be wholly-holy Yours. I pray it will be so in my life, that I would pursue a relationship with You, with the same passion, diligence and faithfulness that you did to captivate me. I pray Lord God, that by Your Holy Spirit, You would restore the reverence in my heart for You, You are an incalculable heart treasure, and it is a priceless privilege to know and be known by You and I want to make You My Audience of One.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. Philippians 3:8-9 New Living Translation
I Am Who God Created Me To Be!
I Seek An Audience With God Alone!
I Don’t Request Approval From People!
My Approval Is Found In Jesus Christ!
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