We have been reminded this past week, with the visa difficulties we faced, that we are “fighting” a greater battle than we sometimes realize.
Ephesians 6:10-12 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
As several people have reminded us, we face these problems not only because of people… there are spiritual forces at work, and we have experienced these kinds of spiritual forces (both good and evil) since we moved here. If negative spiritual forces are at work, then it’s likely that there’s potential for positive spiritual impact.
So we continue to fight, knowing that these obstacles are only temporary, and that God’s work will be accomplished anyway… thanks be to God!
And while it may sound like a broken record this week, we are SO THANKFUL for all of your prayers these days on our behalf!! It’s your prayer, not our paper-chasing, that is fighting this battle!