Ambassador For Christ

As most of you know, I am an "ambassador" for MuscleTech and Compete Every Day. The point of having ambassadors for a company is usually to increase brand awareness and sales. That means that my job as ambassador is to promote them well, to show and talk about their products and to tell people what I love about them. If you truly love the company(which is the case for me), that's an easy thing to do.

The other day as I was doing my bible reading, I came across this verse in 2 Corinthians:
"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us."(2 Corinthians 5: 20)
I had never noticed the use of the word "ambassador" before. It made me realize that more important than my role of ambassador for any supplement or clothing company, is my role as an ambassador for Christ.

Ambassador can be defined as: "an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country", or, "a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity". Other words to describe an ambassador: representative, messenger, agentspokesperson.

My favorite way that I found the word ambassador defined is this: "a person sent on a mission to represent another."

We have been sent on a mission to represent God! I think that we as Christians so often forget that. We forget that our main purpose here on this Earth is to spread the Gospel and to reach people for Christ. We get so caught up in this life and our daily affairs, that we fail to live out that mission. I know that I fail at it miserably.

But as Christ's ambassadors, we have a job do to. That job is to spread His message and to represent and promote Him through our words and actions. This is not a role to be taken lightly. 
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people..."  
-1 Thessalonians 2:4 
Being an ambassador for Christ doesn't mean we have to go to foreign countries-we are living in a foreign country right now, because this world is not our home! It also doesn't mean we stand on street corners and yell at people as they pass by to repent and turn to God. 

We can be ambassadors for Christ right where we are, in our day to day lives, simply by how we interact with others, by the love we show to our friends, co-workers, family, and neighbors. Let them see Him through us. Let them see that there is something different about us.
"I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should." (Ephesians 6:20)
And yes, when the opportunity comes to us, let us boldly share our faith. Just like what an ambassador does when promoting a company-sharing why they love it and what the products have done for them so that others will want to try it, we should be promoting Jesus in the same way! 

If He has made a difference in our lives-we should want to share that. We should want others to experience what we have! We should talk about what He's done for us and spread His message of love and grace and hope and forgiveness-because the world so desperately needs it. 

As Christ's ambassadors, let's represent Him well. 

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