Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I think she could have run me down on the road.  I was intent on her seeing me, trying to wave her down; she was intent on the road ahead.  These two sentences explain how we relate to each other.  To be honest, it took us time to become friends.  Something happened in us as we got to know each other.  We became a integral part of one another's world. At this point, we know what one another thinks and wants.  Actually, we are intentionally going the same way, we just travel the journey of life differently.

We both want to intentionally live the best life possible in Christ.  The word, intentional, explains us to be deliberate, even though we will always be different.  In Christ, we are made new, free to intentionally be who we are created to be.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (2 Corinthians 5:17, NASB).
How can we be new?  When we consider 2 Corinthians 5:17, the question must be asked, Therefore what?  Go back and read verses 1-16, which clarifies Christ intentionally died on our behalf and intentionally was resurrected for all.
When we ask Christ in . . . we can be confident Christ intentionally put the old things of our life, the sin, into the grave . . . and intentionally gave us new life through His resurrection.

The thing is . . . it is easy to live as if the things that belong in the grave are still alive . . . so we must  intentionally develop a daily mindset that we are free from what has gripped us in the past, being mindful that what is dead . . . is dead.  Then.  We are free to intentionally be who we really are, to enjoy the life we have received, and to celebrate the power of the resurrected life.
As you travel the road of life . . . consider what it means to intentionally live in Christ . . . .  freed of what was . . .  to be all that you are intended to be.   Along the way remember . . . we all travel differently on the road . . . but in Christ . . . we all are intentionally headed the same way.
Learning to Kickstart the day intentionally as a new creation in Christ,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)