We Operate In Light Of Spiritual Reality
Some foremost examples: God is with us (Matthew 1:23, 28:20) and the devil seeks to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8), etc…
Sometimes we get so focused on what we are doing that we forget the most basic and most important spiritual truths. The problem with this is that we are in danger of reacting out of discouragement, doubt, or fear if we lose sight of the fact that God is with us! For example, despite the clear teachings of scripture that we will have sufferings (Romans 8:18), hardness (2 Timothy 2:3), and persecutions (2 Timothy 3:12), Christians sometimes seem flabbergasted when things become difficult for them (1 Peter 4:12). Of course things get difficult--we are part of a spiritual battle for the souls of men! Yet sometimes we lose sight of the big picture when we cannot see past our situations, don’t we?
The accusing liar, the Devil, is trying to get us to quit. Never forget that! Keeping in mind that God is with us (Matthew 1:23, 28:20) and the devil seeks to destroy us (1 Peter 5:8) will help us to move forward in diligent faith to do what God has tasked MBT. It is of great encouragement to know that greater is He that is within us, than he that is in the world.
The bottom line – we must always be moving forward in ministry together in light of what the Word of God reveals as the practical spiritual realities around us.