Wednesday, July 3, 2013

From Desire To Intentional

“From Desire To Intentional”
By Zach Wood
Proverbs 2:1-5

I try to be intentional about a lot of things.  I want to be intentional about being a positive role model to my kids.  I want to be intentional about being a supportive and loving husband for my wife.  I want to be intentional about connecting with my family and staying in contact with them.  I also desire to be intentional about my ministry job as a pastor in that I help guide and encourage people in their walk with the Lord.  I desire to be intentional.  It is something I’m working harder and harder to be better about.

When I read this passage in Proverbs, I am encouraged and reminded that if I want to be strong in my walk with God, then I need to be intentional about spending time in His Word and gaining knowledge.  My desire is to grow in wisdom from His Word and to follow Him by being a fully, committed follower of Jesus Christ.  I desire to call out to Him for insight and to search for that as for hidden treasure. 

My desire should drive me to be intentional in my effort of growth.  Many times, that does not happen.  I have the desire, but something distracts me and I lose focus completely.  With all that is going on in my daily life, it is often very easy to forget that I need to be intentional about a lot of things, but first and foremost, I need to be strong in my walk with God. 

Do you want to be intentional about your walk with God?  Do you really and truly desire to grow in Him and to search for wisdom in His Word as you would search for hidden treasure? I hope that to be true of your heart.  I do have the desire, but it’s often tripped up by some distraction or one more thing I want to complete before I actually sit down and take the time to read.  I need to be stronger.  I am sure you feel the same as I do.  I hope you feel the desire to be more intentional in your desire and effort to be in the Word and to grow with Him. 

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