This will be by far the shortest post of this little series of reflections that I’ve been writing this week. The previous 4 have all looked back over the last 12 months, but this post is different. This post looks forwards.
18+ months ago the Lord laid a burden on the hearts of me and my wife. It was a burden for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved. Since that time we have been on journey of faith and intercession that has seen many tears shed, many prayers prayed and many searching questions asked. Each month, not least these last 12, it has felt like little steps have been made. It was my conviction to dedicate 2013 to prayer and raising the profile of trafficking through Redemption Sessions. I feel that I have been faithful in that. The question now is – what next?
- I could just organise another year of monthly prayer meetings.
- I could knock it all on the head knowing that I gave it my best for 12 months.
- Or, I could dare to believe that it’s time to take it to the next level.
For what it’s worth – I’m going for option 3! I am persuaded that God wants more from me, and more from His people here in South Wales. I believe that this last 12 months have been hard and frustrating because they have been foundational. The foundations are always the hardest work to dig, the least glamorous part of the project and the unseen solid base upon which the house gets built. As I type this it’s late and I always tend to write crazy stuff when it’s late. However, this isn’t the late night ramble of an over-tired, highly-caffeinated disciple. It’s a considered, courageous declaration of intent. Mark my words – some exciting stuff is going to be kicking off in Cardiff in the next few months and I thoroughly intend to be playing my part. It’s time to start building.
You heard it here first…
“So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” (James 2 v 17)
“If not me then who? If not now then when?” (Rabbi Hillel)