Being intentional is something that we sometimes forget about when it concerns our walk with Christ. We just allow ourselves to go on “automatic” and expect ourselves to line up with ourselves and with God. Part of being passionate for God is turning our haphazard ways of following Jesus into intentional ways. That is, Christianity must be lived “on purpose” or with purpose. The Christians of the New Testament book of Acts from the beginning of their walk for Christ employed the principles of Jesus in that walk. From the outset of the church they were seeking a deeper spirituality as individuals and as a group. They had a love that superseded anything that was selfish and gave up themselves for others.
Their life was a daily walk in the spiritual realm. They acknowledged the power of the Holy Spirit through miracles, prayer, fasting, and in the way they treated one another.
They placed their faith at the center of their lives and their sense of meaning, purpose, and direction came from their connection to God and His commands. He was the most important thing in their lives and they were not ashamed to tell it, walk it, and live it.
Our goal ought the be the same. No, we won’t look the same as they, or even do some of the things they did–that’s not the point. The point here is that we need to be more intentional in our spiritual growth as we live for Him each day.