The Lord has laid on my heart the importance of how we treat others. As Christians we are called to be Ambassadors for Christ. He gives us instructions. In John 1:16- 17 Jesus says “ You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.
There are many in the world today that are self-appointed ambassadors and the results are that they are only about their ministry…and self-more than about Christ. Our message is to go to the world and tell all about the Kingdom of God and the hope of eternal life. If that is rejected then they will become an enemy of the cross. There are no gray areas when we are true to our calling. We cannot work for our salvation, or try to please man and God too. Remember He called YOU. We are called to go to a people that are oppressed by the darkness of this world. We are appointed by the great I AM to go forth and tell the world about the Good News. We are preparing the Bride for her King. How do we do all this? By following the examples that Christ left for us. The most precious gift you have as a Christian is Love. Even the people who live in sin knows about love. This is what the Lord gave me to tell you.
Romans 12:9-21 New Living Translation (NLT)
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,[a] and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[b] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. 20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” 21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
How to use our bodies for Christ. Repeat these sayings:
God, today I dedicate my mind to you. I want to think on things that are good, right, pure, and excellent. I want to take captive any thoughts that aren’t from you. I want to remember your past faithfulness when I am tempted to doubt.
Today, I dedicate my eyes to you. I want to see others the way you see them. I want to view my circumstances through the lens of hope and faith. I want to look at life as one who is confident that you are with me.
Today, I dedicate my ears to you. I want to hear your voice above all the others clamoring for my attention. I want to listen to you and to honor others by listening well to them.
Today, I dedicate my mouth to you. I want my words to be life-giving. I want to speak honestly and sincerely. I want to think before I speak. I want to let others have the last word.
Today, I dedicate my heart to you. I want my heart to be pure and undivided. I want to master my emotions, not serve them. I want my dreams and desires to please you.
Today, I dedicate my hands to you. I want to work hard at whatever I put my hands to. I want to touch others in love and goodwill. I want my hands to be open for whatever you want to give me and willing to release anything you want me to surrender.
Today, I dedicate my feet to you. I want to go wherever you send me. I want to walk toward the messes, not run from them. I want to stand firmly upon the truth and not stumble.
As an ambassador of Christ we are to live a life of purity. We are to truly love even the lowly person, how else are we going to give him the good news. He will either accept or reject. But we have done what Christ us to do as his ambassador.
Go my friends in Love , make sure people see Christ in you….before you speak…..ask the Holy Spirit to give you the right words. Go with the Mercy, Compassion, that God gives you every day.