Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In Christ - I am an ambassador for Christ

I am an ambassador for Christ...
2 Corinthians 5: 18-20 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.  For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making His appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!"  For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,* so that we could be made right with God through Christ.


We are God's representatives in our own little corner of the globe. A good question to ask ourselves on a regular basis is whether or not we’re living in a way that best represents the Kingdom of God. That's not an easy question for some of us - the world has snuck in and corrupted our walk with Christ, and if we're honest, we're not being good examples in many areas of our lives. It takes dedication to the call - to the One who called - to the Message (the Gospel) - to be a consistently faithful Ambassador for Christ. You may be the only person representing Christ in someone's life - so make it count! You don't have to "shove the Gospel down their throats" - but if you're open about your faith, and you live it day in and day out (to the best of your ability) - people are watching, and what they should be seeing is a person that reflects the values, beliefs and worldview of our Home Country (heaven). Take a few minutes to do a spiritual inventory - is there anything in your life that compromises your call to His service? If so, repent - and return to your first love with your WHOLE heart, soul, strength and mind. Remember that you represent the King of kings, and it is His desire that everyone would come to salvation. He wants you to be a part of that mission! Sharon
ambassador >noun - a diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country.

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