Encouragement for your daily walk with God
I have now travelled to about sixty countries around the world. In each of them, I've tried very hard to be a good representative of our nation. I did not want the title of “The Ugly American” to be applied to me. That’s because the actions and attitudes of any citizen, whether good or bad, positive or negative, will affect how people in other lands perceive your country. That’s also true if you claim heavenly citizenship.
As such, we are Christ’s ambassadors. We have been given a tremendous responsibility to represent Him in the best possible way — to glorify Him in word and deed. It’s important to remember this as people are watching and making assumptions about what it means to be a Christ follower based on how we live.
We are saved. We are accounted as righteous before God. We have peace with God through Christ, which allows us to work with Him in reconciling men to God. What an extraordinary opportunity! We are, indeed, His ambassadors.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5.20