I’ve had the honor of interacting with several ambassadors from various countries. These ambassadors lived in the US on behalf of their home country. They worked in the US, their kids attended local schools, and they participated in their local community. Although ambassadors live in a foreign land, they carry the culture and heart of their homeland. They are sent to represent their nation and their people.
Paul describes Jesus’ followers as Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). Ponder that description for a moment. One who represents the Kingdom of God in the kingdom of earth. One who carries the heart of heaven into every space you walk. One who is sent to reveal the heart of God to a people unfamiliar with it.
Ambassadors don’t have to work hard to be a citizen of their home country. They are a citizen and their work is to partner with their country’s leadership to carry out the strategy. Similarly, we don’t have to work hard to be Kingdom citizens – it is who we are. Our work is to believe and collaborate with the King of the Kingdom to see His will done on earth as in heaven.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20 and Matthew 10:7-8
- Meditate on what it means to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God.
- Consider where God has placed you and whom He has ordained for you to influence. How is God inviting you to reveal His heart in your community?