An audience of One – I recently heard this phrase in reference to our attitude in respect to praise and worship during congregational singing. I think that is a very appropriate attitude – our praise and worship should be personal and have one focus – an audience of One, our great God. The Scriptures, especially Psalms, use personal pronouns in referring to praise and worship – I will extol Thee, praise ye the Lord, I will sing praises. When we lose focus of the true audience of our worship, we often turn to entertaining the congregation instead of directing our praise to an audience of One.
I think this phrase can also have a broader application. What about our daily life? I Corinthians 10:31 says -“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Whatsoever ye do – all encompassing, do all to the glory of God – to an audience of One. Who is your audience?