Something that I’ve discovered recently is that just about every plant you cut off and put in water here will sprout roots. At first, I’m a little hesitant to cut something off and potentially kill it, but I’ve found that this way I can create a whole indoor honey jar garden without paying a dime. And since I love honey, I have the jars!
I’m amazed as, over time, the roots emerge.
I think it’s similar for all of us who live overseas. We’re comfortable and rooted, established in our home environment. Growing even. We come to PNG (or wherever) and like my little plants, it takes some time, but eventually, we form roots in our new environment.
As long as Christ is what we are rooted and established in, He, our living water, nourishes and sustains us.
A few weeks ago, I had to plant my honey jar garden back in the dirt in preparation for coming home. I have no doubt they’ll take root and grow there too. I think the same would happen for you. No matter where you are and how content and thriving, if the Lord uproots you and sends you to a new environment, you will develop roots there; you will grow.
So listen, don’t just say, “No, I couldn’t do that . . .” know that the Lord will sustain you. There are so many needs in this battle; be ready and willing.
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”