But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. — 2 Corinthians 5:18 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource My Time with God – by Joyce Meyer
As a teacher of God’s Word, it is not my job to preach amazing sermons that will impress people, but rather to share His Word in such a way that they might want to be brought into harmony with Him. God has brought us into harmony with Himself, and His desire is to work through us to do the same thing for the multitudes that are separated from Him and living in darkness.
What a great privilege it is to bring people to God! Life lived out of harmony with God is a miserable life. It is one filled with sin, darkness, fear, anger, confusion, and never-ending disappointment. It is one lived without the awareness of God. I remember living a life like that, and I will be forever grateful for the new life that Jesus has provided for me. Let’s be thankful today that we’re aware of God and that we can come to Him without fear of rejection.
Ask yourself: Are people being brought to God by my words and deeds? I pray that they are! We have an amazing opportunity to partner with God in the reconciliation of the lost people in this world. We are ambassadors for God, and as such, we represent Him in the earth today. God is making His appeal to the world through us (see 2 Corinthians 5:20). Working with and for God is the greatest privilege that anyone could ever have. Let the people around you see Christ shining through you today!
Prayer Starter: Father, I’m so excited to partner with You to rebuild Your relationship with the human race. Grant me the grace to live my life in such a way that people can see You through me! Let my life bear good fruit for Your kingdom today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.