We are representatives of Jesus, Christ, God ~ We represent Jesus in everything we say and do. We are God’s Representatives. We are Christ’s Ambassadors.
Bible Verse of the Day ~ 2 Corinthians 5:20
2 Corinthians 5:20, ESV Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20, ISV Therefore, we are the Messiah’s representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God!” See also: Bible Verses about Following Christ, Being an Ambassador
I’m wearing God right now: We are Wearing God Everyday
A little while ago, I was getting ready to host an event and I had quite a bit of errands to run, shopping to do, several things to cross off my to-do list. At the same time I was running several ideas in my head – some pretty exciting business & business advertising ideas I had been thinking of… and that led to me thinking about other creative ways to introduce God to people or at least planting a seed, without getting into anyone’s face or making anyone uncomfortable.
I was running some cute and catchy phrases over in my head – thinking maybe we could have some catchy and friendly phrases imprinted on some cute tops, t-shirts, etc. You know, something a little different, eye catching, and very appealing.
My thoughts were all over the place: On the event I was getting ready for and all the things I still needed to do, on the business ideas I was exploring, on the “introducing God” idea I was thinking of..all while shopping, running errands, and planning this event.
My thoughts were interrupted for a little bit when I was rounding up at a particular store. I won’t go into the events that led up to this – but basically what finally happened was someone there made a comment that was pretty annoying.
With that thought in my head, I snapped at her as well as the person I was speaking with – who was also present when the comment was made. I reacted with a very bad attitude, even though I ended up not saying much. I felt bad for my behavior – and I did go back to apologize. What had been said was pretty annoying, but I wish I had handled it a little more gracefully. And as I got in the car, I started thinking more about what happeneed. I started wondering how the situation might have turned out if I had been wearing one of the shirts I had been thinking about just a little earlier! What impression I would have given. I immediately felt so ashamed.
I know we can, and will get angry – things will upset us from time to time – anger is just a part of life, and as Christians we are certainly not immune from getting angry. But the key is what we do after we get angry.
Do people see Jesus in us as we react to situations – good or bad? Imagine if I had been wearing a top/shirt that was pretty much advertising God, and then reacted very badly to a situation – what does that say about the God I am representing? And what if I had been wearing a shirt that was advertising a business I owned, ran, was employed by, or was somehow affiliated with? What does that say about the business? Or a shirt with my name or any members of my family’s name on it? What does that say about me or my family?
The truth is – whether we are wearing an imprinted shirt or not, whether we are speaking about God or not, every day, we are ambassadors for Christ.
We are representing Jesus, and people should see Jesus in us – in the good situations and the bad, in the way we talk, walk, eat, drive, drink, sing, act, work, do business, play, relate with people, react to situations, in every single thing that we do. We are ambassadors for God, Jesus, Christ; Ambassadors for our future selves (i.e ambassadors today for who we are in the future – for people that meet us or hear about us in the future); Ambassadors for our family members, friends, colleagues, business partners, churches, places of worship and whomever or whatever we associate with. We are representatives of God, We are “wearing God” ~ let’s act like it! Let’s always remember: I’m wearing God right now!
Friends, We are Wearing God Daily ~ We are Wearing God everywhere we go! Wherever we are, whatever we do – we should always remember that we are not only acting for ourselves – our words and actions represent a whole lot more! Dear Friends, we represent Jesus Christ in everything we say and do.
I decided in my heart that from now on, every day and every where, I will try to imagine that I am wearing one of those cute shirts I had been thinking about. You know, one of those shirts advertising God or something else that I am passionate about. That will make me think twice about what I say and what I do for sure!
So I wanted to leave you with this reminder… please remember that in anything you do, you are an ambassador for God, people should always see God in you.
This is not a matter of pretending to be who we’re not. It is just a matter of getting into the habit of always behaving the way that would please God and glorify his name, everywhere we are. A way that will leave a pleasant taste in people’s mouths – even when they’ve been mean or unkind to us. A way that will shine God’s light for all to see. The more we practice living like this, the more it becomes second nature to us!
I am also reminded of these Bible Verses encouraging us to be good representatives of God:
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (NIV)
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV)
Proverbs 13:17 “A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health.” (NIV)
See also: Bible Verses about Honoring and Glorifying God
Again – we are not pretending to be who we’re not. We are just developing the habit of always acting in a way that will always give glory to God, no matter what we’re doing. Dear Friends, Let us not be wicked messengers, but instead faithful and reliable ambassadors for God, bringing health to whomever we come in contact with.
Can you please join me in always imagining that you are wearing a shirt telling others about God, our Father? You can design the shirt in your mind. Pick your colors, pick your words… but always wear the shirt in your mind. In all that you do – think twice before you speak or act, because remember – we are representatives of Jesus. We are ambassadors for Christ, always:)!
“We are representatives of Jesus” was originally written by Bomi Jolly in November 2009.
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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