So obey the commands of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and fearing him. -Deuteronomy 8:6 (NLT)
As my pastor likes to put it, the second we step out our doors, we’re in the mission field. Our call is the Great Commission, Jesus’ command that we tell every corner of the earth about the Good News. And we also need to be sure and equip ourselves in the Full Armor of God when we step out.
Being a true believer is a lot like being in the special forces. We train and equip ourselves with His Word, over and over again. We hide His Word in our hearts. We live and walk in His Word.
You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess. -Deuteronomy 5:33 (NASB)
One of the most important aspects of being a warrior who fights the good fight for Christ is that we take every step and breath and word very deliberately. Just like soldiers in the field who make every planned move with forethought, we do the same in our spiritual walk. Just like soldiers, the cost of misstepping can be high–even fatal.
We train and train and learn and learn to let go of self, to not just act emotionally and be swayed by circumstances. By surrendering, we can take every single moment and let the Holy Spirit urge us to act or speak in God-honoring ways.
We are the called. Eat up His Word, suit up in His armor, and walk and talk in His Word, always led by the Holy Spirit. Join our special forces. Let’s go!