Did you ever wear a WWJD bracelet? There was a time when they were incredibly popular. They were supposed to cause you to ask yourself “What would Jesus do?” in each situation you faced. I know of one pastor who couldn’t stand those bracelets. He used to say, “Don’t bother asking ‘What would Jesus do?’ in a situation, just die to your flesh and let Him do it.”
2 Corinthians 5:20a says “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.” Webster’s dictionary defines an ambassador as: “an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment; an authorized representative or messenger.” As ambassadors for Christ, we represent Him by what we do and what we say. Others form opinions of Christ based on the opinions they form of us.
Have you ever really thought about it? People choose to follow Christ or not based on what we say or do. So, are you giving Him good press right now? Are you magnetic in your representation of Him, drawing others to His side, or are you repelling them as far away as possible?
The easiest way to represent Him well is to die to self and allow Him to live through you. This isn’t a one-time surrender, rather a daily sacrifice of yourself, your plans, your desires, your purposes, your agenda, and anything else that you hold dear for the chance to be Jesus with skin on for another.
2 Chronicles 16: 9a says “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” The Lord is looking for those who will represent Him and represent Him well. Isaiah 6:8 says “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” He is still looking for people to send as His ambassadors throughout the whole earth. Are you willing to raise your hand?