In 2015 I had the privilege of attending a Leadership IConference where Travis Greene launched his song ‘Intentional’. What a powerful moment of intense worship exploded within that conference while listening to him worship. The audience joined in spontaneous worship. That moment is forever etched in my spirit.
The song is about the “Intentional” nature of God towards us. It got me thinking then about us as Christ followers being “Intentional” in our walk with God. It’s always easier to react to life rather than to shape it. To go with the flow rather than to dig a new trench. Obviously, we want to respond well to what life throws at us. It’s assumed we should do that.
There’s a wooden sign, cut in the shape of the state of North Carolina over the door of the locker room at Kidd Brewer Stadium. On that sign is the engraving, “Today, I give my all for Appalachian State.” As the football players leave the locker room to go out on the
As I was thinking about what it means and looks like to be an “Intentional Christian” it occurred to me that it is a similar process to that of the football players. It’s a daily dedication of our lives to living for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It doesn’t mean that we will always follow through. Sometimes we may even fail miserably, but an “Intentional Christian” lives with the goal: “Today, I give my all for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”
Think about it! The greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.” In other words, Love the Lord your God with all that you are. Or, what about the simple formula for what it means to do God’s will, “Walk in the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”
In other words, do whatever it is that God tells you to do.