As a lifelong Tennessee fan, basketball season is not something that I typically looked forward to, and recently neither has football season! But as a basketball player and fan growing up, I always wanted a team to cheer for.
In seminary I got to adopt the Duke Blue Devils as my team and even got to witness a National Championship while I was there! This year I have two teams to cheer for during basketball season and it’s been so much fun. My dad, brothers and I have a family group text that we use during games so it’s like we are all watching together.
I saw a video interview with Rick Barnes, the Head Coach of the Vols, about the success they were having this season. He was dismissive of the numerical victories that they have had and said that, “Watering and planting something so someone can come to know Jesus Christ is the greatest victory of all.” The interview also shared that the team has been playing this season for an “Audience of One,” meaning that every time they step on the court they are seeking to give their all for God.
I wonder what our individual lives would look like if we began to live and love for an “Audience of One,” gave our all to honor God in the work place, our marriages and relationships, parenting, and in everything we do. I know my life would look different and I bet yours would too.
Let’s seek to live for an “Audience of One” this week and watch how God transforms the world around us!
In Christ, Will
Published on Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:32 AM EDT