Ambassador for Christ

In a time when so much of our culture and our news reporting choose to display hate-faces instead of hope-faces, hate-filled words instead of words of love and kindness, I want you to do something different with this moment. Instead of listening to my words and thoughts, I want you to spend some time with our heavenly Father and listen to His Word.

Consider reading these passages slowly and deliberately (as if you’re trying to be sure you get the point) – as if you and God were having a conversation. Ask Him to speak to your heart as you meditate on these words. 

“Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” (James 4: 11-12)

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” (James 3:13-18)

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24)

Read these Scriptures as many times as necessary until they speak to you personally. And then prayerfully decide which face and which words you, as an ambassador for Christ, want to offer our world.

By Judy Shrout

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