That Kate…she is so prompt, at 9:45 p.m. eastern time she gave the call…
I wasn’t asleep but alas, this girl does not write at 10 o’clock for anything…
INTENTIONAL is such a buzz word – “be intentional,” “do it with intention,” “I want to be intentional with my time.” And the catch phrases can go on and on and on.
I didn’t give the word much thought last night. I was supposed to wake up early this morning and have a prayer call with my friend in Indiana at 7 a.m. Guess what? I woke up at 7:19 a.m. Prayer call? Cancelled.
Now, IF I had been intentional, I would have set the alarm. I would have been up, coffee’d, teeth brushed, and ready by 7 to talk with and pray with my friend. But I wasn’t – I thought I’d wake up early without the alarm but I didn’t.
I wasn’t intentional. Aarrgghh.
One of my favorite people had some issues with being intentional also, his name? Paul – well it used to be Saul – until he had this come-to-Jesus meeting on a dusty road and he was struck blind and well that’s another story for another time. But I do want to share what he said about being INTENTIONAL.
I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. Romans 7.15-20
NOT an excuse, mind you…just an explanation. I am going to try very hard next week to be intentional with my good intention. In the meantime, I must count on GRACE and my friend’s understanding and forgiveness.
My #oneword2018…read about it here.