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I See You

The issue of human trafficking has never been heavier on my heart than now.  The last time that I remember it being to this heavy was August of 2018.  I woke with a weightiness in my spirit and I was prompted to write.  I believe this is the right time to share it with you.

He sees the victims and their families.  He has an answer and His answer is you!  My question is this; will you answer when he calls?  Will you go and do what He asks you to do?  Will you support those who are already in the fight?  Will you RISE UP?

These are the words the Lord gave me to write.



I see you

I see you deep below the hulls, I see you

God Sees You

He sees you no matter where you are.

I see you in the rooms, I see you

I see you in the darkness, I see you

I see you taken; I see you

I see you trembling and crying, I see you

I see you broken and abused; I see you

I see you bought and sold; I see you

I see you hurt and used; I see you

I see you captive, held against your will, I see you

I see you battered and bruised, I see you

I see your terror and your pain, I see you

Why don’t you help me, you ask?

Why don’t you hear me, you ask?

Why don’t you find me, you ask?

Why don’t you send someone, you ask?


I am

I do hear you

I will help you

I have found you

I will help you

I will send someone


If they will listen when I call

If they will follow what I ask them to do

If they will not delay


I hear the cries of your parents and those that love you

Desperate to find you

Desperate to hold you again

Hopeless and helpless, crying out to me


Where are you God, they ask

I am here, I am here


I am limited in what I can do

I cannot override man’s free will

I cannot make anyone do anything


The wicked one is at work

The wicked one has been hard after your children, this generation

He is after innocence and purity

His mission is to defile

His mission is to kill, steal and destroy

He is not alone

He has an army

He works in the heart of men and uses them to carry out his will


He is after the heart

Those taken and those waiting for them

I know it doesn’t make sense, but you have to trust me, no matter what

You have a choice

A choice to pray, believe and trust

A choice to forgive and let go

A choice to give it to me and let me help you

I will give you

peace, in the midst of the worst things imaginable

I can’t make you do this, it’s a choice


I am at work if you will only believe and allow me to be

I can only work through the hearts of men, just as the wicked one desires to do

I too have a mission

To save the lost, heal the brokenhearted and restore all that was damaged and taken

To restore innocence and purity and to cleanse that which was defiled

My mission is to give life and life more abundantly

To wipe away the tears and bring joy where there was once great sadness


I am not alone

I too have an army, growing day by day

I am equipping them and training them to take on the wicked one and win


Do not lose hope, even if the outcome is not what you want

Either way, I am with you

Whether here or in heaven

I know this is not the answer you want.

I know you want me to take all this from you, but I am limited in what I can do

I gave Everyone the right to choose, even you


Today you have the choice

To forgive those who have hurt you, mistreated you

Right where you are, you have to choose which way you will go

The way of the wicked one or will you choose my way


My way is not easy, however, you are not alone

I am with you and I will help you

Whether you are in the bottom of the boat held captive at this moment or waiting in the room for someone to come in

Or whether you are sitting in your home in your room crying out to me, praying for your loved one

I am with you, I hear you, I see you

Trust me


I am raising up an army

I am calling for more warriors to come alongside those already in place

Fearless and bold, going into places unknown

Following my voice to lead them to your cries

I am working, more than what you can see or understand

It will take time; some will be lost to this world but not lost with me

Paul said to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord


There is more than what you see in this world

There is an eternity, where will you spend it

You get to choose


Today, I call out to those who are with me

I call out to my army, RISE UP

Take your positions, ready yourselves

I am ready to pour out upon you

In every position, whether behind the desk or on the front lines

Ready yourselves for a supernatural equipping

The war has already been won

But the battle is just beginning


I see you

I hear you

And I will find you

I am at work

Trust me, no matter what it looks like

I am coming

You Lift Me Up

but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.  (Isaiah 40:31, KJ21)

We all know that feeling. The feeling of weariness, being tired, running out of breath, and wanting to give up. We also understand the anxious waiting for God to do something when we are in the middle of an imposing trial. Isaiah 40:31 comforts us with a vivid promise for everyone who patiently waits for God to move and to help you.

As I was reading this verse, a well known song popped into my head. The message of this song is to remind us that no matter what, God WILL take care of us.

“You know my heart is heavy
And the hurt is deep
But when I feel like giving up
You’re reminding me
That we all fall down sometimes
But when I hit the ground

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go”

(“Lift Me Up”, credits to The Afters and to A-Z lyrics)

Sometimes God puts us through trials and tribulation to prepare us for something that is yet to come. For instance, Abraham had to wait 100 years before God gave him a son, who would continue the chosen family line. Moses had to get past his stuttering to become a leader of the Israelites. Ruth had to become a widow and travel into a new country in order to meet Boaz, marry him, and eventually become the Great-Grandmother of King David. Even Paul had to give up his popularity, his health, and ultimately his life in order to share the Gospel to the rest of the world.

So no matter what you are going through, remember that if you wait upon the Lord, He will lift you up!


When I Feel Weary

Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. (Galatians 6:9, AMP)

Sometimes that weary feeling just hits me. I can be doing well but then the words of others or their actions just drag me down. I don’t do well with negativity and today I reached my limit. It dragged me down more than I would like to admit. I know better. I know better than to let anyone’s words or actions affect me in such a way, but sometimes it just happens. That feeling of weariness. I ran to the Word. I needed fresh strength. I needed renewed vision. I needed a fresh outpouring of the Lord as I was supposed to get on the phone for a recorded radio interview. Yikes! Right now, really?!? Not feeling it! LOL.

So what do I do when I feel weary, I run back into the Lord’s arms. He is my Abba Father. He saw this weariness coming. He knew I would hit my limit. He knows me. He sees me. He never lets me down. In these moments I choose to trust Him, I seek guidance in His Word and comfort for my weary soul. The words that breathe life right back into me are familiar at this point, they are some of the same verses I’ve run to since childhood. But yet, each time I arrive at this weary place God uses those very same verses to infuse strength back into me one more time. I’m so glad that God never runs out of patience. That He is loving and kind! That He knows me better than I know myself. Today, one of the verses that I find refuge in is…

But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. (Isaiah 40:31, AMP)

I wrote a book about this very passage at one time. It’s called His Hope for Your Destiny, it was a book I wrote during a storm in my life. A storm that was determined to take me down but I was ever focused on what the Lord wanted to teach me through that storm. That’s the same kind of laser like focus I need right now as I face a current battle. A battle I find myself a little consumed by. But that right there gives you an idea of where my eyes have been. My eyes have been looking at the storm, not looking at the Protector in the storm.

That’s it! Today, I will wait on the Lord. I will not let this storm overcome me. I will use this current storm to rise on the wings of an eagle. I will not let my enemy win. God has a plan. A purpose! I’m on the front lines with this whole Priceless thing and the enemy will do whatever he can to distract me from God’s calling on my life. Today, I’m making a decision to run. I will keep my eyes on the Author and Perfecter of my faith. I will not let this storm or any storm after this dictate how I feel. I serve the Lord who is in control! He will never fail me.

I will choose to focus on my Savior. That is my word for 2018! My theme. Funny how that word comes into play during this storm. Focus! Yes, I will focus on what matters. I will focus on the King of Kings. I will focus on my Savior! I will focus on the Maker of the Universe! Today, I lift my eyes up to the hills. I know where my help comes from. He’s got me! And He’s got you! You can trust Him!

Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? No! My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too! He will never let me stumble, slip, or fall. For he is always watching, never sleeping. (Psalm 121:1-3, TLB)

Lord, I took my eyes off of you today and focused a little more on my troubles than I should have. Thank you for catching me and reminding me that You have me! I’m Yours! I can trust You! So though my heart still aches a little and my body still feels a tad weary, I will focus on You! I will trust Your plan for my life and press into You with a little more today!

Living Loved,

Sarah Malanowski, author

Seeking the Heart of a Servant

If you humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in his good time he will lift you up. (1 Peter 5:6, TLB)

A servant waits
A servant serves
A servant asks for direction
Seeks the Master’s purpose
Looks to fulfill His plan
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Claiming Victory in Jesus

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

The above passage of Scripture is one of my absolute favorites. It reminds me that though I live in this world, I don’t have to fight like them. In fact, if I fight with the same weapons the world uses I will fail in extraordinary fashion. But if I choose to take up the armor of God and fight in the strength of who the Lord is I will gain the victory.

The battles I face on a daily basis are spiritual battles. They can’t be won in my strength, they can only be won in the strength of the Lord.

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