Warriors Needed: This work is not my own

Chrissy Greenwell is a missionary serving in church ministries in Mexico. In this excerpt from her latest prayer letter, Chrissy shares about the biblical value placed on warriors and explains how you can become a warrior yourself.


“In my devotional readings these past several weeks, I’ve noticed a recurring theme of warriors. There were warriors in the Old Testament who went out to conquer the Promised Land. There were warriors who went out to defeat the enemy and take back that which was stolen. There were also warriors (prophets) who battled the enemy by declaring the prophetic words of the Lord. In the New Testament we read of warriors who didn’t give up their faith but held on to the hope they had in Jesus Christ. Other warriors were taken unjustly before kings and other rulers, and there they seized the opportunity given to proclaim the Good News. And as Paul wrote to the churches, he sought warriors to join him in battle.

“Though separated by a great physical distance, know that I count on you, dear warriors, to help carry this ministry through to glory! Without your continued prayer and financial support, I could not be here, and many lives would be untouched. Thank you for joining me as the churches joined Paul. I want to share these words (Colossians 4:2-6) which Paul wrote to the church in Colossae. It is our mandate as warriors working together.

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Will you lift up Chrissy’s prayer requests: local churches, special ministry events, pastors, and missionaries in Mexico?

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