My mother-in-law and I minister at an assisted living facility on Sunday mornings to a small group of women. While closing in prayer, the spirit of God seemed so close and so tender towards us. We are such a small pathetic group of women, but the spirit is moving so strong at our gatherings. The spirit moved upon me and I spoke this to the women, but I believe it's a word for the Church at large. We've been deployed for battle! We are going forward to battle! We will long for the comforts of home, but our eyes will be set on the battle ahead. Just as a soldier enters foreign soil and longs for the comforts of home. We will also long for our old comforts, but we will leave all behind for the battle ahead!