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. imperfectlyimperfect says:

    Thank you Lord for your grace & mercy. Bless me & all of these ladies with courage, wisdom & compassion. Help us to be the ambassadors you can be proud of. Amen.

  2. Joanne Sher says:

    Oh, boy is this a weak point for me! I act ashamed way too often than I should. Needed this reminder desperately. Help me be a fitting ambassador for You, Lord!

  3. Megan says:

    So we are called by God to receive fresh start and at the same time called to tell others about the fresh start they can have. To no longer see them from a human point of view but a spiritual one. Yes, how loving and graceful of God to choose us to represent him in the dawnings of our fresh start out of the desperate mess we are he sends us to travel. Not just geographically, but throughout our heart and mind and into the hearts if others.

  4. MBEE<3 says:

    It's hard to talk to some people about the Lord because they think it's stupid or nerdy or a waste of time. Most people just laugh at you. But Lord, I just hope to get to a place where I have the confidence and skills to be able to reach people without seeming judgemental or "weird". I want people to look at me and say "wow, she's doing something right". Thank you Lord. :)

  5. Smi says:

    This passage is moving. It reminds you to minister to others, to take that extra step and be different then society. This is what I struggle with everyday. It’s hard for me to talk about God to others and what Jesus has provided us. When you are surrounded by others who don’t go to church. Where do you find that happy medium where you can influence without pushing friends and family away? I want to become more involved in church as well and struggle because my husband does not want to do any extra except go on Sundays. I want him to be a part of it with me. I pray that God will work in his life to trust in him that all things are great through the work of God and that he can find friends in church that he can build a brotherhood with.

  6. Kenjewell says:

    I've been saved for very many years and I have hit that place where I know I love The Lord but I am drained from ministry and I feel like my fire for Christ is dying down and I'm seeking more for our relationship but often feel as if I'm coming up empty. How can I minister this way?

  7. Kell says:

    Lord I am your child and will never faulter or judge because that is your will. Please understand my humanity and keep me by your side.

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