Tearing Down Strongholds

Watching a group of volunteers depart and reflecting on all that happened, I can only testify that God is in control. Even during the most chaotic moments, He is there with us. It was no coincidence that this week was when I bought Casting Crown’s song, “Praise You In This Storm.” Our God shows His amazing grace not by always letting there be clear skies, but by letting us know that even in the wildest tempest, He will prevail.The volunteers who came, showed a deep desire to learn and work among the Afghans. They soaked up as much as they could and then boldly went out into their neighborhoods and shops. On their first day, Satan attempted his first frustration. While they were returning them to their hotel, they were broadsided by an SUV. Miraculously, there were no injuries and all is taken care of. The accident didn’t even derail plans in the slightest.

The volunteers continued their trip to several locations meeting the Afghans Abroad. Shopkeepers, day laborers, even animal caretakers, the group were able to reach out to God’s lost children. While victories were being made for the kingdom, Satan continued to attack their efforts. Hotels with no vacancies, opposition from some individuals, and countless other frustrations. Yet, through it all, there was peace as God was in control. Strongholds of the enemy were weakened and light was brought into the darkness. “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man” Psalm 112:4

This week was an ever-present reminder that in our service to the Father, we are also soldiers in a battlefield. Spiritual warfare is very real and the enemy does not want to see ground lost. Yet while the darkness can seem so vast and strong, it cannot withstand the light of Christ. Please pray for the strongholds to continually be weakened and ultimately brought down. Pray that more volunteers may come to proclaim the salvation of Christ alone and that it may be embraced by the Afghans Abroad.

Posted by Mac Man on April 19th, 2010

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