Lost in Translation


Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.                       2 Corinthians 5:20

In Paul’s day ambassadors would have been required to speak both the language of their king as well as that of the people to whom they were sent. As Christ’s ambassadors we, must not only proclaim, but also translate. I have worked as a translator, so here are a few tips. First, let His message flow! Simply speaking another language doesn’t help us to translate if we get caught up on every detail. We must flow with the message. That is how God wants us to share the gospel. We don’t need to understand everything. Our job is to do the best we can and let it flow!

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Second, don’t change the message. There are times when I am not comfortable with what the person for whom I am translating is saying but I can’t change or leave out the parts I don’t like.  God has called us to carry His entire message to all kinds of people and trust Him. Last, never stop learning! Just because I can adequately translate doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try to improve. As God’s ambassadors we must always be striving to know the language of heaven better. We are called to reach our world. The stakes are eternal. The rewards are immense. How can we do less than our best to speak in ways that reach people desperately in need of Him?

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  1. Reblogged this on jillkrahling and commented:
    I think I am being treated terrible by old residents of my building but still it is the tumor it laid down under my womb. I was because it was supposed to be more safe not clean and sober so it bothered me to be apart from a normal family life or marriage. They were sneaking around and profoundly get carried away being animals bur this is why? You bring all of on me and made sexual abnormal moves on the inner portion or this inside and on every member of by and by my own blood relatives ans lie to me acting like my friend or my child you could be the devil instead every single minute next to me every single only every day alone by myself quit negative things right away and turn on me

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