March 11– Intentionality of Heart

My son [my daughter], do not forget my teaching,

but keep my commands in your heart,

for they will prolong your life and bring you prosperity.

Proverbs 3:1-2

God, as our Abba, lovingly speaks to us as His children, telling us how to live the fullest, most meaningful and richest life possible.

God wants us to remember what we know of who God is and what He gives to us through His Word—both through God’s promises and His good, protective commands.

I don’t know about you, but I HAVE TO constantly bring to mind all that God has given me—His very life in Jesus, His Spirit, His love, peace, hope, courage, wisdom, a healed and renewed mind and life…and on and on and on! Knowing these truths, how could I ever live like I have forgotten all this??? How could I ever choose to ignore God’s commands??? Aaaaaaagggghhhh! But! I do…still…and still too often!

Following Jesus, living like His child requires that I listen, remember and choose to obey my Abba with an intentionality of heart…every single moment of every single day! Abba, hold me in your loving vice-grip! Hold us all in this intentionality of heart!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,