So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back toGod!” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NLT)
I looked up the definition of the word ambassador and found it to mean “an authorized messenger, representative or advocate who represents someone else’s policy or purpose”. After reading the scripture above, and thinking about my relationship with God, I realized that to be an ambassador is indeed my privilege and loving response to God’s love for me.
It excited me to realize that God had authorized me to be His representative most especially to my spouse and family. I believe I am to be His ambassador to everyone who comes into my sphere of influence but first, and most definitely, my spouse and family. I say especially my spouse because in marriage, our mates are allowed to see God’s provision for our needs to be met specifically, personally, and with the deepest intimacy possible outside of from God, Himself.
I believe my mate should be able to see and have increased faith in the love and caring presence of God from looking into my face and observing my actions as I try to imitate the life of Christ daily. My family should develop trust in God’s faithfulness even more through our relationship with each other and the policies of God that I advocate in our home. I’m not claiming to have achieved the perfection of Christ; but even in my failures and imperfections, they should see my desire to be the best representative I can with God’s help.
In our homes, let’s work to understand just how much we are loved individually by God and then share it with our spouse and family. Remember, you cannot share what you have not received. Therefore, in order for all of us to be better messengers, promoters, and representatives of God, we must, first, spend time with Him and in the study of His directives, His Word. The more we experience a close relationship with God, the more love, patience, forgiveness, joy, and peace we can share with our loved ones. God has given us such a great opportunity to practice His love in our homes before we take it to the world. (Adrian)