Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An Audience of One

During my early morning quiet time, I read from a devotional called "Streams in the Desert". I can't tell you how many times the day's reading was exactly what I needed to hear.

This is what I read:

"Do the most everyday and insignificant tasks knowing that God can see."

How easy it is to feel that my day to day activities and tasks are unimportant? Does anyone see or care?

Well, God does see and He knows exactly what I'm doing ...or not doing every minute of every day. And He can see into my heart.

Not only doesn He see what I'm doing but more importantly ...He knows my motives for doing what I'm doing. There's no fooling Him!

It tends to change my perspective when I remember this.
So even if I spend my day doing dishes and cleaning toilets, I can do it with the right attitude. Sometimes, I even begin to sing or ...maybe just hum a tune as I'm doing my work.

If I'm in the yard tending to the flowers, I can be thankful for their beauty. I notice little things like the hummingbird that has wandered into my yard.

When I'm sitting at my computer, I can reach out to other bloggers who may be going through a difficult time or have a sick child. I'm amazed at how God brings new people into my life each day. I'm so thankful for these special opportunities to get to know other women.

I've written out a few Bible verses that I keep within my sight at my computer to remind me of who my audience really is.

When I take this perspective, everything seems different. The ordinary and mundane are just fine with me.

How about you? Do you remind yourself who your audience really is?

10 comments:

  1. You are so sweet! It is amazing how our perspectives can be changed.

    Bless you Debbie!
    Beth

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  2. Hi Friend.. Interesting post.. Keep up the good work.. Do visit my blog and post your comments.. Take care mate.. Cheers!!!

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  3. I think when you know you are accountable for your choices and actions (even doing nothing is a choice that you are accountable for) then the best of your character can truly shine through.

    This week I have been challenged to make appropriate decisions in how to approach a special situation - relying on my faith and relationship with God has enabled me to choose the best way to handle things - it turned out better than I could have imagined.

    I think the key was your point of 'seeing' - especially the little things in order to tackle the bigger things.

    Thanks ;)

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  4. It does change my perspective! Some days the ordinary is just perfect. =) Thank you for these beautiful thoughts.

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  5. Debbie - that is a great attitude to have! I teach this very thing to the children - God sees all - not just the stuff we do but our hearts intent while doing it!

    Hugs and blessings - Jill
    I will be working on Hebrews 12 - 13 now that I am feeling better!

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  6. I've noticed how much it changes my attitude when I consider this very thing!

    God bless you!

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  7. Oh how we need to remember the One whom we seek to please in every moment of every day. Thank you for the sweet reminder : )

    Have a wonderful weekend! Are you going to the Chris Tomlin concert tonight by chance?

    Julie

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  8. I've been away for awhile so I'm attempting to get caught up with my friends. I love this post and reminder of WHO it is we live for.

    Also, I love the pics from your last post. Those are the kind of offices I LOVE to clean up - Organizing in my love!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Blessings to you dear Debbie, Thank you for your comment on SUM today-you blessed me! I love reading your posts and thinking about sunshine in Arizona. I'll be back to read more-have a joyous weekend walking in Him.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  10. I try to do this. Sometimes I forget but I do try to remember that all I do is for the Lord and not for the approval of others.

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