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See Yourself as an Ambassador

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We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.

2 Corinthians 5:20

If we see ourselves as ambassadors for Christ, we can see ourselves living in a foreign land knowing Heaven is our home. It is our advantage to see the world as our temporary dwelling in a foreign land because it can keep our soul living in the Kingdom instead of our soul living in the world.

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) We need to have our minds directed toward the Spirit so Christ can guide us to be His ambassador. We do this by interfacing to the world through the Spirit; what we see, what we hear, what we read, we take to the Spirit and our response comes from the Spirit. This is how we represent Christ in this foreign land.

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does”. (John 5:19) Jesus was an ambassador because He was always guided by the Father. For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. (John 12:49) Just as Jesus’ words come from the Father, our words are guided by Christ who makes His home in our hearts. The relationship of Jesus to the Father is a model we strive for in our relationship to Christ.

Our job as an ambassador is to represent Jesus in this foreign country. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) This is most important command to be an ambassador for Christ because love is what motivates us to represent Christ. It drives us to tell people the good news of eternal life through Christ.

Today, see yourself as an ambassador for Christ and your mission is to reflect Jesus to everyone and whenever possible tell them about forgiveness and salvation through Christ.

Prayer: Lord, help me to see myself as an ambassador for Christ and guide me in the Spirit to tell others about Christ.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.