Audience of One

Dear Beloved Reader,

The Jewish New Year began this week with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. The beginning of the year on God’s calendar.

This morning my pastor encouraged us to seek the Lord, and to ask Him to increase our desire for Him. He said, and I am paraphrasing that, “Wrong desires, lead to wrong direction, and wrong direction leads to wrong destiny. Therefore, let this be a time for us to increase our desire for God.” When we begin to pursue God then we will come to desire Him more and more because as we draw near to Him, He draws near to us.
With ungodly desires we turn from what God desires, which is our pursuit of Him, not what He does, or can do, but God Himself, to things we have been tempted to follow due to our own lusts. The problem is there is never enough to fill us up. Only God can do that.
If we wish to seek direction then we must pursue the one who gives it.
I have a history of addiction. I know how easily it is for me to turn towards something other than God to fill me. I have at times desired the blessings of God and not the Blesser. The healing and not the Healer. The provision and not the Provider, etc.
We can forget that He is our audience. I often tell my children that they have no one to impress. They need only be concerned about what God thinks. He is the audience that matters. So I am taking this month to recount the journey I took over a year ago in pursuing an audience of One.

Weekly there will be posts from this series. I pray as you seek the Audience of One the presence of God will so bless you and be life changing in this season of your life. Let the following be our prayer.  <3 Melinda

25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

Psalm 27:25-26 NIV