I Quit!

What an amazing week it has been! We have finished week five, and well, we are left with a bunch of forgiven sinners forever desperately in need of Jesus. As the weeks have gone on, we have all been stretched beyond our limits and this has only helped us to pull more into Jesus. God has been bringing out my weaknesses like never before and I am so grateful because He has really been making 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 become clear to me. In my weaknesses, then I am strong THROUGH CHRIST!! I’m learning to depend more and more on Him, and He has been strengthening me through my weaknesses. I’m realizing how much I need Him, and how much I can do nothing for His Kingdom unless it is Him working through me. Oh, I am so grateful for this. God wants to use the tests, trials, and temptations that we go through. We can rejoice through these things because God uses them to sanctify us and point us to Him because we were never meant to live this life dependent on our own selves.
I am done trying to live this life through my own strength. I quit. There is no point in doing it on my own. It is so tiring. I want God to work through me. Anything that I do through my own strength has no eternal value. I want God to reveal my weaknesses so that I can be strong through and in Him. A strength that has no limits! Living for Jesus is so much more joyful despite the depression, peaceful despite the chaos, loving despite the hate, and gracious despite the judgment. The world offers us temporary, artificial “happiness” and “love,” but God gives us the real deal. He gives us the goodness that lasts forever and never fails. There is no point in trying to do anything on my own anymore. I want to fully live for Him and Him alone.

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Throughout this week, we had the privilege of providing people with COVID relief food and cleaning supplies. It was such a joy to see how relieved and grateful these people were that they now have food to feed their families and daily supplies to care for their needs. 

Thank you for all of your support. The finances and prayer that you guys have generously supported me with has helped this happen. I was also able to just sit with people, get to know them, and talk to them about Jesus. I sat with Katrina and her sister Alejandra, in the image on the left, and I discovered that she is a believer! It is such a joy to meet another sister in Christ that lives in a different part of the world! We talked for awhile, most of the time being spent trying to understand each other because of the language barrier, but when we parted ways I felt like I knew her so well. I have the confidence in Christ that we will see each other again!

“How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through your precepts I
get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.”

Psalm 119:103-104

Oh this is my heart’s cry. I want to be so in love with Jesus that His words are SWEETER than honey to my taste. Above all, I want to just sit in His presence and meditate on Him. I want to just sit and worship Him. He is a Great and Mighty God and I am so amazed by how great His love is for us.

I have been so spoiled with all of the teachings that pastors have prepared and given to us! God has used them to speak to my heart, and He is doing a work in me. He is changing me, stripping things from my heart, and making me more like Him. This week, I learned a lot about stepping into faith. That in order to fully put my faith and trust in God, I must have a deep and intimate relationship with Him. I must know Him. How can I trust God if I do not know His character? The more I know Him, the more faith I can have in Him. Next week, I will be returning from Mexico. I am praying about the next steps that God has for my life and He has been putting Bible college on my heart in order to be further equipped for the work that He has called me to. I have no idea how this could ever work as there are two different Bible college options, the financial deposit is due in five days, and I am currently working on the application. I don’t have the resources to get there or any clue how this will all come together in such a short amount of time, but I am stepping out in faith to see how God will move and direct me.

Thank you so much for partnering with me in prayer and financially. By God’s grace, my tuition for the School of Missions is fully paid!! I cannot thank you guys enough. You are all such a tremendous blessing. I am so grateful to have such great friends and family in Christ. I love you guys SO…much and I am praying for you!!! If you have any specific prayer requests, or any thoughts, please reply back! I would love to hear from you guys and pray specifically for any needs that you have! 

Sarah Box <3

Praise Reports:
-My School of Missions tuition is fully paid off!!
-We have seen many people put their faith in Jesus and get saved!
-God has been greatly working in all of our hearts and sanctifying us to be more like Him.

Prayer Requests:
-Please pray for the next season of my life; that God would clearly reveal His direction, if I am to go to Bible College or do something different, and that I would trust in Him to provide.
-Please pray that in the last week at CSOM, the team and I would be strengthened in Christ and finish the school strong!
-Please pray for those that have received Christ in Mexico; that they would continue to grow In Jesus and that others would come to know Him through them.
-Please pray for me; that God’s Word would be sweeter than honey to my taste, that I would delight in Him above all else, and that I would grow more and more in love with Him every day.