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Ambassador of Light

Father, I am ready for another day. May I see and hear what You would have me to see and hear and then say and do what You would have me to say and do. May I be Your ambassador of light to the world today.

So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 AMP

Thinking these thoughts and reading this verse, this should be my heartfelt prayer every day. I wish I could say that this was the case but honestly there are days when, Lord, You don’t have my full attention.

In my youth (oh, so long ago!) I remember thinking, during times when I was diligent about seeing and hearing and saying and doing, “Wow, Lord, look what You have done through me! What would You be able to do if I was this attentive all the time!”

Because the Lord has so generously helped me, those times are more frequent now. But it can be a challenge.

This particular season of writing began early this morning, continued during a break at work and is concluding at home after a full day. Because of that and, I truly believe, because of my prayer this has been a day of diligence. Lord, I have felt You working through me, using me. May the interactions I had with fellow associates and customers and others have a long-lasting impact. May my representation of You ring true in their hearts and minds. May their thoughts not be drawn to me, but to You, Lord. “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) Amen.

Sept 19th, Tues, 6:56 am

A Trumpet Blast!

What a nice day it has been, Father! Thank You for Your hand it all of it!

Revelation 1:10-11(<<click green)

It began just like any other Lord’s Day, I am sure. John, being in exile, probably didn’t have anyone else with which to worship. And as we tend to do as we get older, he probably had got himself into a routine. I can imagine him sitting quietly, eyes closed, maybe with his hands folded in his lap. Normal…peaceful…quiet…and then BAM! – the stillness is shattered by a voice so loud that John compares it to “a trumpet blast.”

I learned to play the trumpet in 5th Grade and played a brass instrument of some sort through my freshman year in college and from experience I can say, it is not known for its quietness! For many years brass instruments have played a prominent role in the military life. I checked out the Army Music website and there is a daily sequence of 25 potential bugle calls! (I clicked on several of them and surprisingly I knew many of them.) Trumpet blasts get our attention! And that is what the “Son of Man” did.

Lord, You quickly got John’s undivided attention and Your voice itself resounded like a trumpet blast – ATTENTION! You had a very important task for him and You had no intention of him missing a single bit of information. You had a message for “the seven churches” and John was going to make sure it got to where it needed to get to!

Lord, often we are timid about communicating Your directives. Much of the time we are quiet when we should be proclaiming Your message with great vim and vigor! People all around us are dying without knowing who You are. We cannot hold back. May we be forward! May we boldly proclaim Your salvation! May we parlay Your word with a mighty “trumpet blast” for all to hear – ATTENTION! May we not let You down!

June 14th, Wed, 10:51 pm