Have you heard of Wegmans? If you’ve talked with me in person a few times, you probably have. I tend to bring up Wegmans when people mention eating out, grocery stores, saving money, specialty foods….or food at all.
If I wanted to start a side business as a Wegmans ambassador, it would be a natural transition.
Although I haven’t found such a program for Wegmans, there are a lot of ambassador-like social norms out there.
Social media is buzzing with people serving as ambassadors for essential oils, natural remedies, types of candles, etc. Some make money off it. Others promote ministries, books, friend’s organizations or talents just because they love them.
We are, by nature, promoters.
We share about stuff we like, dislike, find useful, etc. We act daily as ambassadors of whatever we have or whatever we know about that others might benefit from.
Then there’s Jesus…
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” -2 Corinthians 5:20
Being reconciled to Christ is in the best interest of everyone we know. But I don’t find Jesus coming up in conversation, taking over social feeds, or being offered as more than a pat answer much…in my own life or in general.
A Bible study teacher of mine once commented how it struck him that the people he regularly conversed with knew his wife’s name and plenty of information about her just because of us how much he brought her up. He realized those same people may have heard him mention church or on occasion, the Bible, but likely didn’t know a thing about how much Jesus was a part of his life.
His story came to my mind after talking about Wegmans with someone yet again.Am I as much an ambassador for the Savior I love, whose relationship with me defines my life, as I am for the grocery store I enjoy eating and shopping in? Or the man I married? Or the things that make my life easier? Click To Tweet
I don’t share about Christ as much as I wish I did.
However, as He continues to work at my heart and the flame of the Spirit continues to be fanned inside, I’m finding more and more that I want to be an ambassador for Jesus.
I want His answers to come to mind when someone shares their struggles with me. When I hear questions, concerns, and just plain old chatter, I want to hear the Holy Spirit responding in me. Just as Wegmans pops up when food comes up in conversation, I want Jesus to pop up when life stuff comes up in conversation.
What a blessing that when we’re drawing near to Him and relying on Him more, acting as His ambassador comes more naturally!
Will you pray with me for courage and passion for us as Christ’s ambassadors?
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