Some of you may recall the last time I preached that I encouraged us all to remember thay we are all ambassadors for Christ – representing Him in our work place, college, neighbourhood and family communities.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.”
I mentioned at the time that God had opened up an exciting new role for me at work as Head of Money for Life – Lloyds Bank’s financial education programme.
Two months in, I have been privileged to attend receptions in the Houses of Parliament and the Scottish Parliament, have had breakfast meetings with a few MPs, and now have personal contact with the CEOs of a most of the main money advice and financial education charities in the UK. And next week I have a meeting with a senior member if the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise Trade and Industry
I have been amazed to see the number of people in this sector who are motivated by their Christian faith, and amongst other things, have in my programme team the youth policy advisor for the Church of Scotland and a key player in the Cardiff churches together group. Foodbanks and Street Pastors are frequent topics of conversation, too.
I recognise that this is a somewhat unique opportunity, and don’t yet know a fraction of how God will use me in this field. But this I do know: my competency comes from God. Believing that he has opened up this opportunity I am convinced that He will equip me.
Wherever He has called you to represent Him and carry the gospel, you can expect the same.
Dave Rowsell is an elder of Jubilee Community Church