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Ambassadors of Christ

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"and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation..." 2 Corinthians 5:19 

We live in a world that has been broken since sin entered it. With the fall, we lost our ability to abide with the Father, connect with family, and share in the expanding mission to be "fruitful and multiply." Mankind longs to be in a right relationship and to experience these transformational relationships, but the reconciliation that allows this can only come through Jesus Christ. We are ambassadors of Jesus, then, with this message of reconciliation. What is an ambassador? An ambassador is someone who acts as a representative of someone else. An ambassador of the United States, for instance, does one thing speaks on behalf of the President. As Christ' s ambassadors, we speak on behalf of our leader, Jesus Christ, and the message with which we are charged is simply "reconciliation."

Whom do you know in your circle of influence who needs to experience reconciliation? What steps is God initiating in you to be an ambassador of Christ to that person?

Leaving Our Comfort Zone

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"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3

In the world we live in today, it is very rare for anyone to drive to a place they've never been before without a map of some sort. Whether it's a GPS in the car or on our phones, most of us use a device that will give us schematic or even turn-by-turn directions to our destination. In fact, during any drive to a new place, we are often completely dependent on our map.

As followers of Christ, we are also on a journey with the Lord on which we have never before embarked. While we are on earth, we are headed to a place that we know by faith, but we have never before seen with our eyes, and we are, in essence, dependent on Him for every turn. Think about it: when God called Abram, He didn't tell Abram what the final destination was. There was no address. He simply said, " Go...to the land which I will show you." God invited Abram to put his " yes" on the table, and trust Him. As we spend time with the Lord and hear His voice, he may call us to the unknown, to leave our comfort zones, and follow His leading.

Are you open to God calling you away from your 'home' like Abram? Is your 'yes' on the table?" Talk to God about what this means for you.

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