Embassy of Love

Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20

Have you ever considered yourself an Ambassador for the Kingdom? When people ask what you do, have you ever considered answering, “I am an Ambassador?” And when they raise their eyebrows at you, you continue, “for the Kingdom of Heaven.”

I don’t know Ludmilla, but guess she may answer that way! Watch why…

What is an Ambassador?

A bible study I am currently in describes an ambassador as “a dignitary whose full-time job is to live for a period in a foreign land, intentionally building relationships with the people native to the land and purposefully representing to those people the desires of his king or sovereign and is given authority to speak and act on his behalf. Adapted from Chris Patton.”

How are we Ambassadors?

We are living in a foreign land until God calls us home. While we are here we represent  our Sovereign King. We live purposely by continuing the work of Jesus through the work of the Spirit that transforms our character and guides our steps. We are called to reflect God’s goodness and speak of His love.

Often I can get wrapped up in my wonderings of what my purpose is. Yet, God has it already laid out in His word!

Have you ever considered yourself as an Ambassador of God’s Kingdom? What resonated for you in Ludmilla’s story?

But you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 

16 thoughts on “Embassy of Love

  1. well, re-imagining myself as an Ambassador for Christ kind of takes my breath away, Lynn. my needs and agendas and thoughts get put in their proper place and He becomes #1 in all the ways that matter.

    thanks for this recalibration, friend!

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  2. Wow! This touches me deeply, Lynn. I have never looked deep enough into this verse before. Being an ambassador in the Embassy of Love. May we do so fearlessly, surrendering our own agenda and need for acclaim and putting God first! Anywhere and in whatever situation. Paul was in chains and yet he boldly proclaimed God’s goodness and His love for us to everyone around him and in letters to others. Ludmilla’s heart of love moves me. The verses, your words, and her story encourage me that God never wastes our pain and by His grace we, too, can speak boldly for Him! I have seen people turn away when others try to force the Gospel on them, but Ludmilla gives such a great example of just “being” in Jesus. She reflects His love by her actions of listening and caring and praying. She reminds me of a quote by Theodore Roosevelt – “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Thank you so much for this encouragement, my friend! Love and blessings to you!

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  3. This video brought tears to my eyes, Lynn! Not only because I’m missing my dear elderly Ukranian neighbor who went to Heaven last summer, but also because we hosted a sweet Czechoslovakian young woman in the mid 90s. We lost touch with her, after she moved back to her homeland, and I have no idea where she is today. But seeing this reminded me to lift her in prayer, asking God to send other ambassadors her way. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  4. Oh how beautiful that video is and your reflections. It took me back to my Mum so much. She was forever having people come over to our home and pour out their hearts. Thank you so much for reminding me that these things that seem “little” and not worth anything to the world, matter to Jesus and should matter the most to us too.

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    1. Anna, what I wonderful mentor your mom was to have people come to your home like Ludmilla–to pour their hearts out. The “little” gestures of showing we care brings more of His love into our world and no Jesus-love gesture is small, or even measurable is it? Thank you for reminding me of this!

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  5. Lynn, what an amazing thought . . . we are ambassadors of heaven. I like that. May we be intentional about proclaiming Jesus to the world around us. As we live in this foreign land called earth, may we remember Who we live for.

    I memorized that verse many years ago. I think it’s time to go back and review what it’s really saying. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. Ludmilla’s story is beautiful. And what a wonderful way to live out her latter years. We never come to a place where we have no further use to the Lord. When that day comes, He will take us home because our work will truly be finished. When we recognize our position as ambassadors for Christ, we will be much more careful of how we speak, act, and react to life. We will see others as Jesus sees them which is often very differently from how we would see them in the flesh. We need to constantly realize that what we do and say, good or bad, does reflect on the Lord, and I’m sure none of us wants to cause His name to be slurred because of our actions. Yes, we are ambassadors representing another country, and eternal country far more beautiful that we can ever imagine here on earth.

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