Today I surfed with Jamie and had so much fun.
'It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work hard to pursue others. God knows we are sincere, and i hope you know this too. Are we trying to pat ourselves on the back again? No, we are giving you reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather then having a sincere heart before God. If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for you benefit. Whatever we do, it is because Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died toto the old life we used to live. He died for everyone so that those who recieve his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ's, who died and who was rasied for them. So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he was mealy a human being. How differently i think about him now! What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. Thet are not the same anymore, for the other life is gone. A new Life has begun!'
My favourite verse 2corinthians 5-11
This all makes so much sense to me... we are God's ambassadors.