I hope you’re as happy as I am!
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NLT) -Galatians 2:20
Have you ever had a difficult time living for Christ? Does it ever feel awkward and forced because you follow a bunch of rules? Try focusing on loving God and letting Him love you. Once you begin to love someone, it’s a natural response to want to live for them. Why would it be any different with God? You can only love God when you truly recognize the sacrifice of His selfless love for you.
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(Teacher: Gloria Copeland)
You are an ambassador for Christ! If you have made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you have been sent to act as a representative for Him in this world. Just as nations send ambassadors to represent their interests in other countries, you’ve been sent here to look after the interests of the Kingdom of God.
Think about that. Everywhere you go you are representing the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. That’s a very high honor. It may also seem like a rather tall bill to fill. But God has equipped you to do it. He’s given you His Name and the power of His Word. He’s even put His very own Spirit inside you. And He’s given you the ability to hear and obey the directions of that Spirit.
Begin to think about yourself today, not as just another ordinary man or woman, but as an ambassador of Almighty God. Let the interests of His Kingdom be foremost in your mind and heart. Submit yourself to Him and say, “Lord, show me how to be Your representative in everything I do.”
Shine for Him, as Philippians 2:15 says, as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:10-21