Fighting life’s spiritual battle
July 11, 2011
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Some of the most inspiring things I see today are the videos of our soldiers over in the Middle East. Just watching the pressure they face from the extreme heat and the sacrifice they pay, I’m so glad they’re protecting our freedoms. I’ve also met area soldiers and have seen the toll their absence takes on their families as they kiss their kids and their wives goodbye and march off under the orders of their Commander-in-Chief.
It just goes with the territory of being a soldier to endure the hardship, heartache, and heartbreak of sacrificing yourself for the sake of others. And as a soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ, you and I are called to do the same. Our Commander-in-Chief has said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow after me” (Matthew 16:24).
You and I are in a war today. It’s a life-and-death struggle with eternal consequences. Our Savior, Jesus, bled to death and sacrificed himself for this war. And he calls us to follow him!
So as you live the Christian life, remember that God has called you to fight a war. And as you live your life on mission for Christ, you can fight this war with the confidence that your Commander knows your sacrifice and will bring you to ultimate victory!
FIGHT THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE OF LIFE WITH SACRIFICE AND THE FULL CONFIDENCE THAT JESUS WILL BRING YOU TO ULTIMATE VICTORY!
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