Listening to the Father’s Heart – January 19

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Son, there is only one audience you are to play to—and that is to me.

Son, there is only one audience you are to play to, and that is me. So many of my sons and daughters live to please others. Idolatry comes in many forms and this is one. Spouses live to please each other, employees live to please their bosses, politicians live to please their constituents. It is good to love and serve others, but when you are driven to act in order to gain acceptance, you are living from performance rather than from my love. Don't let others define who you are; only I have the right to do that. Allowing others to define you is idolatry and slavery. Abiding in my Son means your motivation in life comes from loving him and me alone. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all other things will take care of themselves (Mk 12:30). Live for an audience of one.

Thus says the Lord:“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,”says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23, 24

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