We as Christians, are empowered to conduct acts of kindness every day, because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Once we commit to do good as GSS Agents and spread the Gospel though, it almost feels like we have a target on our back for spiritual attacks in the form of adversity, criticism or hardship.
As GSS Agents and Christians, we are in a spiritual war because the enemy does not want to make it easy for us to carry out our secret missions of kindness. Obstacles of not enough time, money, family commitments, distractions, complacency, health problems and other issues often get in our way and deter us from our good intentions.
But we are not defenseless and without help. We have spiritual weapons provided to us by God, our commander, designed to help us successfully overcome obstacles and successfully live our lives and complete our secret missions/acts of kindness. The Bible says we need to arm ourselves for the battle against Satan every moment by putting on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) every day and night. Paul says in Ephesians 6:13, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand.”
Jesus wants us to abide in Him, the foundation of our faith (Romans 12), because He alone is our protector and defender as long as we put our faith and trust in Him. GSS Agents know that if we use the spiritual weapons provided to us by God, our Commander, we will be able to successfully fight any spiritual or visible enemies or barriers we may face in our lives, in our efforts to help others and bring Him glory.
The full Armor of God that we are instructed to put on daily as outlined in Ephesians 6:13-17 are the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. Over the next several weeks, I will share how each of these pieces of these offensive and defensive weapons provided to us by God will help us to successfully carry out our role as God’s Secret Service Agents.
I’ve learned that no matter how inadequate or weak we may feel, God will still use our weaknesses to minister to people if we use the spiritual armor He has provided for us. So read and meditate on Ephesians 6, and get ready to use the elements of your spiritual armor to improve your life and support and assist those in need.
Written and submitted by GSS Agent #179