We are God’s ambassadors – Prayer for September 6. Praise the Lord everybody! Michael W. Smith sings “My place in this world”, a beautiful song, a song that touches, with its passion. He is looking for his place in THIS world and for Christians, there is no place for in this world!
Bible Verse for Today
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.” (2 John 2:15-17)
Mr. Smith like a lot of Christians was seeking acceptance by the wrong crowd. We’ve been trying to fit in where we don’t fit and where we’re not welcome. This world is not our home, we are supposed to wear it like a lose garment, easy to slip off when we reach the finish line.
We are God’s ambassadors to a lost and dyeing world
When Jesus comes for His Church we should be ready to drop this world like a bad habit. Jesus said in John 16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Even with the word saying all these things about not desiring the world and maintaining a safe distance, churches everywhere are trying to assimilate the things of the world into the body of Christ in order to be more attractive to the world to draw them in, we have forgotten that it’s not the music, dancing or even the preacher that draws them to God. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts and draws us into relationship with God.
We must always remember that we don’t need the world, we, being the Body of Christ, it is the world that needs us. We are God’s ambassadors to a lost and dyeing world. Putting on skits, and praise dancing is great entertainment, but we are not called to entertain. We need to live a life pleasing to God, creating an atmosphere conducive to inviting in the Holy Spirit to come and have His way. As Christians, we don’t have to find our place in this world, the world needs to find its place in Christ. God bless you all.
We are God’s Ambassadors Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you that we have a place in you, and not the world. Help us Lord, to be better ambassadors of the faith. Help us live lives more pleasing to you, and not worry about pleasing, or being apart of this world. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.