Strength in the Battle

March 10, 2015 - Mityana, Uganda

Greetings from Uganda!

It may come as a surprise to many of you that you are getting a notification of me writing a blog again while I’m in Uganda. This came as much of a surprise to me as well when I found out I was going to be coming here again only 3 weeks ago! Due to a few different circumstances, and with my new job as Sponsorship Coordinator for True Impact Ministries, I am now here officially on business to continue doing the work that God has put in front of us as a ministry and I am so excited to be growing and learning as my role with this organization evolves and unfolds.

It’s been interesting trying to adjust to a new role essentially. Yes, the people are all the same, I’m seeing all the same beautiful and loving children as before, but there’s something about this time that just seems a little different. Although there are little differences, the same principle still drives me and motivates me to continue to try and do my best work here…love.

With these changes and little differences, I know that Satan has tried to use them to deter me. To weigh me down, to overwhelm me, to make me ask myself if what I’m doing here is really enough. I was reminded by one of the most inspirational women that I know, Susie Stewart, that my strongest weapon amidst all of this is His written word.

"Fight the enemy of your mind with the word,” she told me.

The Lord is my strength, he is steadfast and secure!!!!

"God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels." --Ephesians 6:10-12 (MSG)

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."--Ephesians 6:17

Let's go God. We got this.

Truly, I read these verses and feel stronger and more capable than ever. And it’s not my own strength, but His. How wonderful and blessed it is to be “poor in spirit”, to “hunger and thirst for righteousness,” for in those moments, you truly see the power of the death and resurrection of Christ coming to fruition in your life. THE LAMB HAS OVERCOME.

It’s easy to put up pietures and talk about cute kids smiling and laughing and joyous times (which is DEFINITELY prevalent here!)...but there's another side to the equation. It's disappointing and at the same time humbling to realize that life isn't all sunshine and rainbows. That is yet to come. We have a battle in front of us and it's His (and ours) for the taking as long as we entrust our minds and hearts to him. Dive into His word and let it be your sword in the battle. There is nothing more powerful.

Thank you all and be blessed this Lent season! Love you all!

Chaala aka Nabaka aka Sarah :)


3 Comments

Christa:
March 10, 2015
Good work, Sarah-you nailed it with this blog! Get ready, Easter is coming!!! Eek!
Suz:
March 10, 2015
Amen, Sarah! You are being used of God. I appreciate you so, so much. Thank you for going to Uganda on such short notice. And thank you for being our Sponsorship Coordinator!! Love you.
March 11, 2015
Stand. Stand. Stand in the truth. I'm so excited for you Sarah! And love, love seeing your love for Jesus and His word!

Praying for you to sense His favor on you, and hear His voice over you as you serve Him in Uganda!

I understand your mom is going to participate in my Bible study! So excited to meet her! :)
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