a holy ambassadorship

from the a holy ambassadorship reading plan

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

BY Diana Stone

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

An ambassador. What a cool job – to travel all over and represent your country or company. To have the opportunity to talk about something you love with so many people who might not know.

An ambassador has a unique role beyond just that though. They have to be pretty trustworthy in their work. Not only to the people they are interacting with, but to the state or company they come from. Whoever sends them needs to know their ambassador is going to show the [1] best side and be able to rise to the occasion. The entity behind the ambassadorship has to have a great faith that the person they chose truly does love and believe in what they are sharing with others.

We’ve all been unofficial ambassadors at some point. When you love something, you want others to know about it. Think of a product or company you can’t get enough of. Great customer service, quick shipping, always the best prices. You’d tell all your friends, eager for them to know what they might be missing out on. Your admiration for that company would shine through to others. They would know you truly meant what you were saying.

In Corinthians Paul writes on how we, as Christians, are ambassadors to Christ. Jesus has called us to go among people and share His Word and love to them.

“That seems fairly elementary and straightforward,” you might think. And yet, there is so much more to it. To the world, we stand in as Christ. Broken, angry, hurt, desperate messes that we are, and yet He chooses us to be His light in a world of darkness. He trusts that we love Him enough to give our very, humanly, best[2].

We have the great responsibility of not only representing Him, but doing it in an authentic way that draws others in.

No spotlight.

No pay.

No fame.

We should do it because we love Christ so much, we can’t bear the thought of someone not knowing how that feels.

When we reflect the passionate, unchanging love of God, what do others see? Something forced? Fake? Eager to be noticed? Or do they see how much we want to be different, how thankful we are for a Savior whose grace covers all of our sins and faults?

Do we reflect the genuine love we have for a God that trusts enough to make us His holy ambassadors?

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74 thoughts on "a holy ambassadorship"

  1. mwah says:

    lord.. sorry for always failing in being your ambassador.. in being your image in my surroundings
    sometimes, a lot of times, I feel like I am pretending to be someone whom I am not.. I am putting a standard of how christian should be and trying to fulfill that standard using my own strength and logic.. I am tired! I know that every failure wont make me less worthy in your eyes since you love me so much.. the problem is not You, it’s in me.. I am the one who cannot accept failure.. I am the one who is condemning myself each time I fail my own standard.. jesus, teach me to love and accept myself..give me your sincerity, humbleness, and gentleness.. humbleness to just accept how imperfect I am..

  2. Dr Mack says:

    Lord help me honor U n show others my love n fear 4U my almighty God. Use me as a vessel to bring others to Ur ways

  3. Sheila says:

    Lord fill me with your words your wisdom your grace for those around me to see how amazing it is to have this unconditional love. Through you all things are possible. I love you Lord! Amen

  4. Valerie says:

    God sent us His only Son to reconcile the world to Him. How powerful is that? It's as if God was saying, "I want you back!" He is jealous for our hearts. Why shouldn't I want to pass this message on? God entrusted us with this message. I pray that I strengthen my faith such that I am strongly convicted of the message of reconciliation. I cannot be a good ambassador of Christ until I have reached that point.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    This was such a great example of how we should be living! What an amazing opportunity for us. Sometimes i struggle with how to present Christ to others, and this really helped to put a different perspective on it! Jesus please help me to be your ambassador today!

  6. juliajones says:

    This day was especially helpful to me. I have been focusing more on sharaing my faith as one of my New Year's resolutions. "When you love something, you want others to know about it." This is a good way to think of it rather than, "This is my duty to share my faith. This is what Christ commands." Or, "I have to do this because I love God." I am going to try to have more of the mindset that I'm sharing my faith because I love it and want others to know about it! And I hope my enthusiasm will shine through so that others will see I am genuine!

  7. Arianna says:

    I love how an ambassador is described in this…as someone who is the best at what they do and try can be a great advocate for their cause. If we applied that sort of love to Christ on a daily basis an always set our minds toward him..that would be simt incredible!

  8. Ellis G. says:

    I am so blessed by all of you! Ellen MR you are in my prayers.. I know what it is to ache for your children’s salvation and peace. I have four teens and struggle at times with believing His promise for peace and protection. Take hold of your heavenly Father..he will deliver.

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