Topic: You Are God’s Representative [Sunday September 3, 2017]
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV)
God wants you to represent him well. He wants you to portray yourself as his ambassador in the marketplace and wherever you ply your trade. The fact that your colleagues act in a certain way at the parastatal where you work is not an excuse for you to follow suit. As an employee, are you part of those who connive to defraud the company? Well, you might say that you’re not defrauding your company, but you’re never early to work. There is always a reason why you are late to work. As an artisan, the quality of your work is nothing to write home about and your clients are never satisfied. How then are you different? As the salt of the earth, if you’ve lost your savour, of what use are you?
As God’s ambassadors on earth, we have the advantage. But unfortunately, we are not leveraging on it, because we have allowed ourselves to conform to the world’s style. So rather than the world seeking answers from us, the reverse is the case. We are different from the world and we should stand out, regardless of where we find ourselves. We make bold confessions every day, but we don’t believe and so we don’t live out these confessions?
Beloved, you are called to be a true example of the believer in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12). You are God’s masterpiece and the Excellency of God must be reflected in everything you do. The world is getting darker by the day. This is the time for the church to shine as the light that we have been made to be. I pray for you that as you go into the marketplace; the light of God would be revealed in you and his glory will be seen upon you.
Further Reading: Matthew 5:13-16, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Corinthians 4:7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 140-142; Evening- 1 Corinthians 14:1-20
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.