What’s your dream?

Monday January 17th was a special day in the United States. On the third Monday of January every year, Martin Luther King Day is observed. We all know that he was an influential civil rights leader who gave his life working hard for racial equality. On this day, his life and achievements are remembered and celebrated. In August 1963 this man led a quarter of a million people on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and during his speech that day he departed from his script to declare the revolutionary words, “I have a dream…” and went on with “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream”. His dream has not yet come true but as I read these words it challenged me as to what my dream is and whether I am prepared to put my energy into pressing on toward that goal. It can be hard to sift through all the aspirations we have but ultimately I was guided by Psalm 19 v 14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” This year what should I be thinking about non-stop, what should the yearning of my heart be and if God was to zoom in to take a look, what would bring a smile to His face? My dream would have to be to see West Denton Church become a thriving community of believers, full of God’s Spirit, devoted to God’s Word, to fellowship and to prayer. A community characterized by joy and love with a passionate desire to share the good news of rescue found only in Jesus. This dream would have to include seeing the power of God’s kingdom revealed in miraculous ways as God draws in those who are being saved. My ongoing prayer is to have the energy and drive to work towards this and to encourage others to share in this dream. Please read Isaiah 42 v 16 “I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way …” and join me in praying as we make a start on this journey in 2022. Bryan