Monday, December 6, 2010

Marvelous Monday

It's here again...Monday.  My marvelous tidbit for this cold Monday is a little definition to get your minds unthawed! 

Ambassador:  an authorized messenger or representative. 

The beloved apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:19-20:

'Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.' 

So what does that mean for us on this Monday centuries later?  The same thing it meant for him as he sat in a jail in chains for His Jesus- we are HIS ambassadors.  We are His messengers to our co-workers, friends, or the clerk at the grocery store.  We are His earthly representativeses of His goodness and mercy.  It is our choice.  We can be good ambassadors or we can be bad ones.  We can show Jesus to others by our lives and our actions.  Or we can hide Him in our house and bring Him out to church on Sunday.

I choose to show Him to everyone I come in contact with.  He is my God, my Savior, my All and I will not be ashamed of Him or His Word.  I will 'declare it fearlessly, as I should.'

Our Zach declaring his love for His Jesus by serving others!


Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Happy Monday! I love this : "We can show Jesus to others by our lives and our actions. Or we can hide Him in our house and bring Him out to church on Sunday." So true! I know far too many who go to church once a week and profess their faith, and yet do nothing the rest of the week to exemplify God's Love. Thank you so much for the reminder, and have a Blessed Day!

Lisa said...

I want to be a good ambassador by sharing Jesus with everyone. May everything I do or say bring glory to His name!

Kelli said...

Another thing I love about Paul and long to have in my own life is that the cross was central in his life... it claimed His life. He lived the gospel and he preached the gospel. He lived a life of thankfulness even as he sat in a jail cell. He was touched by an Almighty God and wasn't quiet about it! Love the picture!