Did you know that you are an ambassador?
11 Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too. 12 Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart. 13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 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!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (NLT)
Thank You for grafting us into Your family. Help us to be crazy in the eyes of the world to bring You glory. We know that we are in our right minds because we know that You are in control. We died with Christ and we were raised to a new life with Him. Help us to live that new life showing Christ all the time so that others will see Him through us.
Use us to persuade others to turn their eyes and heart to You.
We are given the task of reconciling people to You and we take that task seriously. Give each of us a deeper knowledge of where we belong ~ in Your kingdom and not in this world. Let us each know that we are ambassadors here on earth to reconcile people to You.
We do not live for ourselves. We live for Christ! Thank You for protection and provision as we do Your work.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Today’s Transformation Tip
We died with Christ and we rose with Him to a new life. The new life we’ve been so freely given is for Him and not for us. We need to realize where we belong. Our citizenship is not in this world. We belong to the heavenly kingdom of God. We are His ambassadors sent to this world to reconcile people to Him.
We each have a mission and that is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
People are perishing each and every day and it simply doesn’t have to happen. Death is not the end. We were not created for this mortal, earthly existence with just a short number of years.
We were created for eternity.
When we realize that we were created for eternity and when we start living for eternity, we will see our lives transformed into a whole new race of people. We are not longer of Adam’s race. Did you hear these words? We are no longer of the sinning bloodline of Adam. No, my friend. The Word tells us that we of a new bloodline in Christ Jesus. This is good news for sure. It is transforming news. Be sure to share it with all.
Stay in the Light and Love always,