Sunday, March 8, 2009

{aMbAsSaDoR}

My latest prayer is one that I can say with a lot of certainty, God will honor. (How often can you say that, I ask?) It goes something like this: God, help me to be preoccupied with You, and all things of You. See, Jesus told us not to worry about what we will wear, or what we would eat, etc. That if we seek first His kingdom, that all of those things will be taken care of. So, in a day and age where we can get, and do get preoccupied with hobbies, people, computers, habits, to-do lists, work, television, OURSELVES- I two want to be preoccupied, only preoccupied with God and His agenda! Not mine.

Lately the passage from 2 Corinthians 5:20 has been really preoccupying my mind.

We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

I have been a Christian for sometime now. Sadly, I have to admit to being a JOKE of a Christian for many years. One that believed that Jesus was Lord, yes. (Even the demons believe that-James 2:19) But I was walking more in my carnal man then in my spirit man. Living to please the flesh and quick to prostitute the promises of God forgiving me! Sadly I see more of those kinds of Christians out there today, then I did then. It is wise to survey our own walks from time to time and ask ourselves if we are shining as brightly as we are called to.

Being an ambassador for Christ is no small role. In fact, it is quite a lofty one. Read this definition of ambassador and see what I mean:

am⋅bas⋅sa⋅dor 

  /æmˈbæsədər, -ˌdɔr/
Show Spelled Pronunciation [am-bas-uh-der, -dawr] Show IPA
–noun
1. a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative (ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary).

2. a diplomatic official of the highest rank sent by a government to represent it on a temporary mission, as for negotiating a treaty.

3. a diplomatic official serving as permanent head of a country's mission to the United Nations or some other international organization.

4. an authorized messenger or representative. Abbreviation: Amb., amb.

Forgive me for my English, but does that kick ass or what! God clearly thinks a lot of us, AMEN?!

I am still quite stumped as to why He does, but He does! Being His ambassador took on an all new charge when my Macsen went Home to live with Him. I have a hunch He knew it would.(Romans 8:28) Sharing Him with others has a whole new level of urgency. Particularly when serving a family that has just faced their little one going to live in Heaven before them. Being a good person isn't going to ensure their place in Heaven. Jesus made it crystal clear:

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. " ~John 14:6

I know this hurt. I know this pain. I know this ache. I know this suffering. BUT, I also know the King! So many of these precious people, do not!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" ~Isaiah 6:8

And so I say: God, here I am. Send me! (Below: business card of my imagination. Insert your name?)



Megan Gebhardt
Ambassador for The King: CHRIST JESUS
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His Kingdom come, on earth be done, as it is in Heaven.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Megan-
What an amazing ambassador you have been! Lifting you up as you continue to do His will,
Rachel

Ruth said...

I desire this also. I am jealous of your faith but also so encouraged by you. I an envious of a deeper and more meaningful relationship with my Lord and Savior, the one who my Renner is with. I'm really struggling with the whys but. . .thanks for your joy and pursuit of holiness. Please pray that my faith will increase as well as my trust and strength in HIM to attempt to live at the foot of the cross, a forgiven saved sinner.

Jennifer Ross said...

Jennifer Ross
Ambassador for The King:
CHRIST JESUS

~Thank you for keeping me in prayer~

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Oh, Lord...strengthen us to follow your daily call with a willing heart...always ready to say "Here I am, Lord...Send me". What a privilege and honor it is to serve as His ambassadors. He is so good...

Thanks so much for your beautiful words, sweet friend.

Sending you love and prayers...
Kelly