Have you ever had the experience where a word or idea just keeps coming into your mind and life? The idea seems to “show up” everywhere; in what you read, in what you listen to, even in what you watch. These last few months the word INTENTIONAL has been everywhere in my life. From books I’ve read, conversations I’ve had and in my time when I meet with the Lord everyday, the idea of living with intentionality seems to be everywhere I go. Other words surround it: deliberate, on-purpose, planned. These have all began to seep into to crevasses of my heart and caused me to ask questions of myself. Am I living intentionally? And if I’m not, what would it be called- living accidentally? Do I let things happen and hope for the best?
I have been thinking a lot about what I need to change or rearrange to live intentionally. I am asking the Lord to transform me into a person who lives intentionally for Him…every single day. Truthfully it sounds overwhelming but I have always wanted my life to count, to leave this world making an impact in the lives of those around me. In Matthew 28: 18-20, Jesus tells his followers what they are to when he leaves,“ Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ “ As a follower of Jesus I am to do the same…we all are. Go and make disciples.
It is our desire in Women’s Ministry to that we focus on making disciples who make disciples…reaching the world, one person at a time, as we learn to think, love and live like Jesus and reproduce that in the lives of others. That will only happen by living intentionally. Our ministries are designed to build relationships with each other and to grow in our relationship with Jesus. This is how we will know Him and learn how he wants each of us to live out His mission with purpose and intentionality in our community.