For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.As what our independent Baptist circle calls "full time missionaries" I am reminded daily of the responsibility we have towards our Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says we are all ambassadors for Christ, and it just so happens that we are living in the Canary Islands endeavoring to do just that. But it goes farther than that. It is for all Christians to obey and live daily no matter where you live and serve. Each of us has a part to play in this. I was reminded of what will keep us going in this battle--we often face trials in life that discourage us, perplex us, make us feel cast down, isolated, lonely, etc. I went back to the Bible and the verses God used in my life to prepare me for total surrender to the will of God. Acts 20: 24 states:
"But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." 2 Cor. 4:7.
This is the key to every aspect of our Christian life and service.