All too often, we can get caught up in doing life — going to school, advancing in our careers, spending time with family and friends, and participating in church events and activities. However, sometimes we can come away from a seemingly “full” life feeling just the opposite. What is missing?
A simple answer can be found in 2 Corinthians 5:20. Paul tells us that as believers, we are ambassadors for Christ. As ambassadors, we are representing Christ to a world that otherwise may not know him. This is an incredibly important and powerful job, and something that should ignite a fire in our hearts.
And yet, it is so easy to focus on what we are doing for Christ rather than on all he can do in and through us by his Spirit.
Jesus calls us into a deep love relationship with him and others rooted in grace and faith. He invites us to keep him in the center of our thoughts, efforts and actions. He wants us to embrace all we are in him. He calls us to trust him to live his life through us, so that we accomplish his calling for our lives in the power of the Spirit.
When we embrace the call to reflect Jesus to the world by trusting him to live in us by his Spirit, our lives will change in a powerful way as we experience the glory of a purpose-filled life.
Heavenly Father, I pray today that I would remember who I am in you. Help me to make the most of every opportunity to truly represent you in a world that desperately needs you. Amen.
Go Deeper — What can help you remember that Christ lives in you through his Spirit and gives you all you need to represent him in this world (See Ephesians 3.14-21)?
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