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Thursday, January 7, 2016

An Ambassador of JOY!

                        Have you had your JOY JUICE today?  This New Year may we strive to be an Ambassador of JOY!

            O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.” Psalm 34:8

            What verse to hide in our hearts! When we truly “taste” and “see” God’s goodness, we can’t keep it to ourselves.  We will overflow with joy in relationship with Him.  It’s as if we truly are His ambassadors…His representatives. 

            Paul David Tripp in his book New Morning Mercies beautifully explains the calling of an ambassador for Christ:

            “God has a purpose for you.  It is that you would live as one of his representatives. And what are you representing? You are called to represent your Savior King. Representing the King means you represent his MESSAGE, his METHODS, and his CHARACTER.  Representing the King’s message means that you look at every situation and relationship in life through the lens of the truth of Scripture and determine to help others look at life that way, too. Representing his methods means that you seek to be a tool of the kind of change he intends to make in people and in the world around you.  And representing his character simply means asking yourself again and again, “What of the person, work and character of the Lord Jesus Christ does this person need to see in the situation that he or she is now in?

            There is no better word for this bigger-purpose-than-my-happiness way of living that God has called each of us to… than the word AMBASSADOR.”

            Taste and see that the Lord is good! Let’s determine to be His Ambassadors of Joy.  


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