So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (AMPC)
The Christian Life is Christ in us the believers living and walking in and through us.
As Christ’s ambassadors we represent Him in the world. We live the Christ Life before men.
Matthew 5:14-16 (NKJV) “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all [who are] in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Christ’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness (Galatians 5:22), can only be seen in the world through us in our daily living, relating, and working with people.
The only way the people of the world can see, know and believe that Christ is love and loves them is through seeing us His representatives or ambassadors loving one another.
John 13:34-35 (AMPC) I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].
The people in your path and circles get to know Christ’s mercy and forgiveness when they see you as a merciful and forgiving person. But when you’re harsh and unforgiving then you’ve just misrepresented the Lord and made people turn away and reject Him. When as a Christian you cheerfully share your time, energy, and resources with others you’ve just demonstrated to them a benevolent and generous God. When you hoard everything good you have and are stingy, you’re advertising a mean God and no one would want anything to do with Him no matter how loud you shout and scream at them with your mouth about this God you’re witnessing for.
Being yourself patient with people preaches more clearly, convincingly, with greater impact than merely telling them to be patient. This is the Christ ambassador busy at work representing Christ. Live your life as an exhibit of Christ. Let your daily living showcase His Life, Love and Light.