Five minute Friday where we write for five minutes on a word. Today’s word is INTENTIONAL
To be intentional is to make a plan to make something happen, to reach a goal.
Today I read a post about family, what is the thing that keeps family from being family, and as I read it I immediately started to see the Church and The family of God in it. It was a sad yet a revealing word to me about what Family means and how we fall short of it in the body of Christ because of our own hurts and struggles and pain. We often build walls and say we can choose who to like, using the same excuses of the world, that personalities clash.
What about Jesus, did the Father choose only those disciples with personalities that would not clash? Didn’t the Father choose one that would betray his son and yet still ask his son to love him and not reject him, but walk with him daily, to be intentional in his relationship with him, pursuing him no matter what. Remember Jesus even washed this disciples feet, I wouldn’t doubt that his heart was broken and that he wept over /(end of five minutes) him many times, bringing him to the Father.
So often we respond just like the world in our relationships and commitment to each other in the body of Christ. I want to be intentional in my relationships to pursue them even though they hurt me, to keep loving no matter what, because that is how Yeshua is with me. When my words are less than reverent or worshipful towards him, when I rant and rave in anger because I am hurt, when I pour out all my sorrows, frustrations and pain in a less than holy way to him, he still pursues me, loves me, and keeps walking with me. I want to be like him, to love like he does, no matter the person, because it isn’t about personality clashes or having the right to choose, it is about Love and we have no right to choose the people God brings into our lives. He chooses for His purposes and His intention. God is very intentional about who He brings into our lives, and we need to be intentional about loving every person He brings into our lives, no matter what.