Jun
24
2009

You are Christ’s Ambassador!

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

This word of God came through Paul (way back in the day) to the people living in Corinth. He was telling them that they are ALL called into the ministry of reconciliation… which means we are called to help “re-establish the relationship with God and people”, anyway possible.

When you think about the word ‘ambassador‘… what comes to your mind? The biggest thing that comes to my mind when I think of what an ambassador is a scene out of the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves!

In one particular scene, Keanu, who is playing an alien from outer space visiting the earth… comes here to decide whether us puny earthlings are even worth being saved from destruction (the aliens from above saw how much damage we were doing to the earth & wanted to crush us like little ants).

Keanu’s character is abused, shot, mistreated, and finally handed over to the Vice-President of the United States, Sarah Palin… err… I mean Kathy Bates.

V.P. Bates then starts to diss the alien (Keanu)… and finally a frustrated Keanu asks her if she is a representative of the whole human species…. and does she speak for all of mankind.

Bates foolishly answers ‘Yes’… and because of her claiming to be a “representative” of the whole human species… Keanu tells his alien cohorts that the humans are evil and will not change their ways… so destroy the WHOLE planet!

Wow! Because of one person acting badly as a representative for 6+ billion people on this earth… the alien saw the “worst side” of humanity and passed judgment!

The same is true for us in our relationship with Christ Jesus and people. When people know that you are a Christian… you are viewed by them as an ambassador for God, and a representative for the Kingdom.

You put a face to God in front of other people… whether you want that responsibility or not!

That is why it is SO very important for us to handle ourselves in a respectful and wise way when we are around other people. You NEVER know who is watching you.

That is why it is SO very important that those that God has entrusted as leaders of His Kingdom here on earth (ex. pastors, priests, evangelists, teachers, writers, artists, etc.) and are in the public spotlight must stand tall and put Jesus in a good light.

Like it or not… we don’t ever want anyone to fall away from Christ Jesus, because of our actions. We are ambassadors for the King of kings and Lord of lords… and we MUST not take that responsibility lightly!

I do not want to die and go to heaven… only to have Jesus tell me 20 people went to hell, because they saw the “bad side” of me.

We are God’s Public Relations firm. Check out what my friend, Jasper Nhira, wrote on God’s P.R. on his blog the other day:

A successful campaign, actor, and business all have one thing in common; Great PR (Public Relations). Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I believe that many people feel this way about Us (Christians).

I don’t think we get it, we are the only JESUS people will see on this earth and its sad that we take our divine mandate so lightly.

The Merriam-Webster definition of Public Relations is, “The business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution.”

Are you inducing the public to have an understanding for and goodwill toward God? Better yet is the church you attend living up to the definition of a good Public Relation firm?

Unfortunately, we often sing and preach about the lost but when we’re presented with the opportunity to be Gods personal PR representative we either don’t show up or we don’t do a good job.

Jasper Nhira once said, “When You profess to be a Christian people will not only judge your actions against you but against the one that you profess Lives within you.”

Lets Profess each day that we will become the best PR Representative that God has called us to be. You can do it. It just takes one step at a time.

Jasper Nhira
Know God For Yourself!
Let’s Discuss This. Comments Appreciated.

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!





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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Faith,Inspiration,Joy | Tags: , ,

3 Comments »

  • Jasper

    I am so glad this note was written, not only because you included my thoughts on the subject rather many people don’t realize that even when you don’t think people are watching you someone is.

    This dropped in my spirit, “Your Church is the PR Firm and You are the PR Representative For The King Of Kings, How Well Are You Performing?”

    Comment | June 24, 2009
  • My children (and I guess mom some too) are getting a great lesson in being an example. The older boys are 12 and 10 and the younger one is 3. If you don’t have one that young then I’ll warn you they can be incredible mimics. Things that we use to say and do because WE knew we were joking are no longer acceptable because he doesn’t know the difference between sarcasm and reality.

    There is always someone watching you so there really is no excuse for acting differently in our lives right now. We have all been an example to someone – it’s just we are not always aware.

    Oh – and thanks for the spoiler – hadn’t seen the movie yet ;).

    Comment | June 25, 2009
  • @ Jasper: Yes, it was truly a powerful note… and as of today, about 120 people read this post (o:

    The church being the PR Firm… very good way to use marketing analogy in your description!

    @ Kathyrn: Very true Kathyrn… my wife and I are going to have our first child in November (a boy)… and we joke and kid around with each other A LOT! We were talking with each other last week… and agreed alot of the stuff we say… we won’t be able to say anymore… because of the extra pair of eyes and ears that are watching and listening to us!

    Oh yes and about the spoiler… who says the earth is going to be destroyed? I just said that was Keanu’s initial plan (o:

    Comment | June 25, 2009

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