If you are a Christian, I believe you are called to be an ambassador for Christ.
In her February 13th devotional, from Each New Day, *Corrie Ten Boom suggested that we should be teaching that all Christians are called to become ambassadors for Christ.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
An ambassador is a representative. He or she is a person chosen to represent another. Usually it is a head of state representing a country. An ambassador stands in the place of the one he or she is representing, since all the people cannot be there to represent themselves. An ambassador must be careful about what he says, but firm in his resolve to represent accurately. An ambassador of Christ represents the most Holy God whom he or she serves. We are standing in the place of Christ in a very real sense. Because of this, we must prepare ourselves for this task. It isn’t a task to be taken lightly.
How do we teach this? Is it best taught by example?
Perhaps the first step in becoming an ambassador is by living a crucified life as Paul described in Galatians 2:20.
“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
This involves a daily surrender to Christ and a life of service.
Please pray that each Christian here, including myself, will be better equipped to serve as ambassadors in these last days.
Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me…Romans 15:30
*Corrie was a woman who was faithful to God. She died on her 91st birthday, April 15, 1983. It is interesting that Corrie’s passing occurred on her birthday. In the Jewish tradition, it is only very blessed people who are allowed the special privilege of dying on their birthday!