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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