Hey fellow mothers, I'm back! it's been awhile since I've been able to do an episode , and I'm excited about doing this one. I talk about the verse 2 Corinthians 5:20 that says we are to be ambassadors for Christ.
So I dig into what exactly is an ambassador, and how that looks for us as Christ followers. What is our role as ambassadors and what makes a great ambassador.
We as mom's are to ambassadors for Christ and we are to be raising our children to be ambassadors.
When we realize just who we are in Christ and fully embrace and step into that then it takes care of so many other issues in our lives.
We can then have our perspectives and priorities in the right alignment with God and His will.
2 corinthians 5:20
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."
We are to be ambassadors for Christ.
But what exactly is an ambassador?
Ambassador [amˈbasədər] NOUN
an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.
An ambassador is an official envoy, usually a high-ranking diplomat who has been appointed to be in another country on behalf of their own country. They represent the moral principals and standards of their country, even though they may be far away from their homeland. When people see them they think of the country they represent.
a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.
"he is a good ambassador for the industry"
campaigner · representative · exponent · promoter · proponent · advocate · champion · supporter · backer · upholder · protagonist · booster
And what does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ? It could be said this way, that the “best of the best” is to be representing God, through His Son Jesus Christ here on earth! It must be someone who exemplifies Jesus. God wants to speak to us and through us, by His Son. (Hebrews 1:2-3)
What is the role we are to carry out? we need to be in tune with that which is godly. “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread.” Matthew 6:10-11.
God’s will be done! How can this happen in my personal life? In order to have His will done in my life, my own will has to be done away with. “Behold, I have come … to do Your will, O God.” Hebrews 10:7-9.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
What are the qualifications of a good ambassador? As an ambassador for God, my self-will must be crucified so I can do God’s will.when my “self” is given up, then Christ can live in me and through me, to an ever increasing degree.
4 but just as we have been approved by God pto be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not qto please man, but to please God rwho tests our hearts. 1 Thessaianloians 2:4
We need to be equipped in the word and in the knowledge of His Truth and righteousness.
Be strong and courageous.
Be bold and fearless.
Be ready to give an account of the hope that's in you.
A Christian is someone whose behavior and heart reflect Jesus Christ.
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
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