Luke 9:62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Winters have never been good to me. During the winters, my grades have always slumped, I often end up depressed, and simply don’t ‘feel’ like doing anything. However, our God is wonderful and He gives us the ability to overcome.
This verse is timely for us, as we are in the midst of finding our partners who will enable us to live and work in Papua New Guinea. It’s often frustrating, often difficult and the results are slow in coming. But it’s worth the work — the unreached tribes in Papua New Guinea need to hear God’s word, and those people are worth every bit of time and effort it takes. It’s not unlike plowing a field. If you’re plowing and you look back, you can’t make a straight line, then the job must be started over again.
In our own deputation time, there have been times I’ve “looked back,” longing for a steady job, a predicable future, vacation days. Rather, I need to be looking forward, longing for the Lord’s work. Who will we meet, where will we go, or what will we read that will draw us closer to Him and where He wants us?
Please continue to pray for us as we meet with people to share about the work that the Lord has called us to in Papua New Guinea. Please pray for hearts to be open to joining this work and supporting us so that we can join the ICT team in PNG this spring!