CHANNELS OF BLESSING
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:20 (King James Version)
One of the definitions for ambassador in Webster’s Dictionary is “an authorized representative or messenger”. When the blood of Jesus is applied to our hearts for the forgiveness of our sins, we become authorized messengers to tell others about Jesus.
Harper Garcia Smyth, who was a music director at a Baptist church, wrote a hymn that should make every Christian search his or her heart “Make Me a Channel of Blessing”. Can we honestly say from our hearts that we are channels of blessing?
Can we say yes to all of the questions in this hymn? “Is your life a channel of blessing? Is the love of God flowing through you? Are you telling the lost of the Savior? Are you ready His service to do?”
I pray with all of my heart that my life is a channel of blessing and that others can feel the love of God flowing through me. Yes, I am telling the lost about my precious Saviour, Jesus. I am ready His service to do.
Can you say yes to all of these questions? If not, ask God to help you be a channel of blessing so that others can feel the love of God flowing through you. We can not be channels of blessing unless the love of God is flowing through us.
Heavenly Father, we confess that we fail You at times. Please have mercy on us. Forgive us for not always allowing Your love to flow through us. Help us be ambassadors for Christ. Amen.