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June 3, 2013

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The privilege of being God’s ambassadors

by Dave Malnes

A prayer for this day is to take the time to offer God praise and thanksgiving for the privilege of being His ambassadors.

Our Lord is sending a message to His people. It’s an amazing message of reconciliation that is made possible by Christ’s completed work on the cross. In His great wisdom, the Lord has commissioned Christians to be messengers.  They are ambassadors of the King who are bringing a message of peace and reconciliation.

But God’s ambassadors do not carry out this work alone.

The same Lord that equips us to do every good work for His glory is the same Lord that provides the power and the words to share with others. By being in Christ and through Christ, ambassadors become aware of opportunities the Lord provides to share God’s message of reconciliation. Instead of a burden to carry out this commission, it becomes an adventure that can be filled with joy. For ambassadors know that their message from the King has an eternal bearing on every soul.

Consider these verses from the Bible:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

We can go before the Lord and pray:

“Lord, we pray for those whom You have sent to be missionaries throughout the world. Grant them safe travels and embolden them with the sense of calling and privilege to make His appeal of reconciliation through them. At the same time, we recognize that you have called us all to be missionaries. We pray that as Christians we may grasp a hold of the truth that we are new creations in Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, open our eyes to see all the opportunities you provide by sharing this all-important message with others. Thank you for that privilege to be your ambassador. Amen.”

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  1. Jun 6 2013

    Great word Dave. Thank you.

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    • Dave Malnes
      Jun 7 2013

      Thank you, Elliott. When we think of ourselves as God’s ambassador, it grants us a deeper sense of urgency and importance.

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      • Jun 8 2013

        It does, as well when we do not feel we are doing enough for the kingdom, knowing we are ambassadors gives us cinviction to pray and see where God may need us next. Blessings, and thanks.

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