Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 14, 2016

The Audience

mar 14“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” Psalm 105:1 (ESV)

We never know when the audience will come. It may be in the office lunch room when the conversation dives to, “How did you spend your weekend?” Could be that moment when stress overrides, deadlines overwhelm and our co-workers get the pleasure of our erupting emotions. Might even be the moment we walk in the door to greet an unplugged crock pot with cold roast and no options for dinner. Not exactly our happy moment. Somehow our words and actions follow us wherever we go. We don’t even get the pleasure of choosing who sees what, when or where.

You know what speaks the loudest to our world? When life dumps hard, difficult and challenging on our plate and we don’t lose hope. In those rare moments, we get a chance to offer this world real authentic faith demonstrated and unveiled before their eyes. In the silence of questions and “this isn’t fair,” we earn the place to speak truth. Compelling strength that doesn’t shrink when our boat begins to sink. An open mic to shout loud the goodness of our God. A platform to share our God story of redemption and grace without restrictions.

The world listens when faith is put to the test – just like Country music duo, Joey & Rory Feek, who grabbed an audience with Joey’s cancer. A spotlight moment they used to share their faith. A story filled with ups, downs and disappointments, yet never losing sight of their God. The world saw and the world listened to their strong faith. And when cancer stole away this beautiful woman, the world wept and remembered her story. Joey’s audience had a first hand glimpse of a God filled life with scripture, hymns and prayers.

What will we do with our audience? Praying we stand strong and courageous. Praying we seize the moment in victory or defeat – in sickness or in health – to shout the glories of God.

“Father, may we honor You with all our days so that others will see the power of Your story living in us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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