Saturday, January 12, 2013
Your salvation came with a vocation ...
He thought that would end the matter, but instead they came back with a better offer that included an increase in salary. He turned that down too, but again they came back, doubling the financial package.
Finally he said to them, "It's not your salary that's too little. It's the job that's too small!"
Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is a big job, one that belongs to every disciple of Jesus. When we became followers of Christ, God gave us a new title, with a specific task, and a message to go with it ...
"18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, 'Come back to God!'” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
There's no bigger job than being an ambassador for the Creator of all things and being used by Him to reconcile others to Him! Yet, we so often let the simplest of things draw our attention away from representing God to the world.
Are you serving God as His ambassador where you live? Or is something smaller more important to you?