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Are You a True Ambassador?
I was reading an article the other day, and the author mentioned how Christians are an ambassador for Christ. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the terms used, but I didn’t give it much thought before. For some reason when I think if an ambassador, I think politics. And with the election coming close, maybe that’s why it just stuck in my mind this time.
In the government sense, an ambassador is an official who represents his country. An Ambassador for Christ is someone who represents Jesus. Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 states, All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.
God didn’t put us on this earth to be part of this world but to be the embodiment of Him and the gospel. Too often these days, people claim to be Christian but live a life that the world says is okay even if it’s against God. Politicians are notorious for this. That’s why it’s up to Christians to choose the person who most represents Jesus. That means looking at the person instead of the party. A political party cannot be a representative of God. Only members of that party can.
How do you become a good ambassador? By spending time in the Word. The more you read the Bible, the more knowledgeable you become about God and the more you can represent Him to others.
An ambassador is someone who stands up for his country. He is also someone who helps prove that what we say is what we mean. A quick way to lose the confidence of another country is with lies and deceit. An ambassador to Christ is no different. We have to walk with God in order to show others that our faith is true and what we say is real.
As you walk with Jesus, resting your head on His heart, you will learn to know His Word, His will, and His ways. You will want to obey Him, not out of forced compliance, but out of heartfelt connection. Your joy will abound as you remain in His love. – Sue Detweiler
Spending time with God will not only teach you to be a good ambassador, but it will also help you to see when others, who are pretending to be Godly, are not. The best way to see through someone is to know what to look for.
And in this day where people will say anything to sell a product or to get elected, we need to be more in God’s word than ever. So become an ambassador. Not only to lead those to Christ but to keep those from moving forward who are only using His name in order to further their own agenda.
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