Because I believe Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I am an ambassador for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20 “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” What does being Christ’s ambassador mean to you? I looked up the word ambassador and it is the highest ranking diplomatic representative appointed by a government to represent them in another country, a special representative. Paul is referring to us as ambassadors as we represent Christ and His kingdom to the world. The indwelt believer is indeed God’s mouthpiece, model and witness to a world that is desperately in need of a Savior. As Christ’s ambassador we proclaim Jesus to the world and implore them to become right with God by claiming faith in Jesus. We are the highest ranking person in God’s kingdom here on earth entrusted with this sacred duty. When you consider your job or work in the kingdom, you can see that you, the believer, are the heart of His ministry to reach the lost world around us. We are God’s Plan A! We are the ones that non-believers see and view Christ though. It is sobering to know that they judge God by what they see in our words, deeds and actions. The way we live is important to our witness for Him. Hebrews 13:18 reminds us that we need prayer to stand firm in Him. “Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.” We need to pray for one another that our lives would reflect Jesus in all we say and do.
As you go about today, thank Jesus for making you His ambassador. It is a position of privilege and responsibility. Know that He will provide you with everything you need to do His work in the world.
Privileged to be Christ’s Ambassador,