Being Intentional

Vern can be very intentional when he wants something. Take for instance, when he wants to go for a walk, he‘ll jump high off the ground to tell us how excited he is about the possibility of roaming the neighborhood. Or if he wants to play with Bee, he will crouch down and then dart over to his Frenchie sister with incredible energy.

We can also go through life in an intentional manner or we can just live without much thought to the purpose behind our actions. When we choose to be intentional, goals can be met and life is richer.

Jesus was the most intentional man who walked the earth. Every move he made had a specific purpose. Take for instance in the book of Mark after Jesus had fed the four thousand.

 “Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”(Mark 6:45-50)

Notice how Jesus made his disciples get into the boat, knowing they were heading straight into a storm. Many would ask why? Isn’t Jesus supposed to smooth out your sails in life? So if he intentionally pushed his disciples out into rough waters, why should we expect Jesus to treat us differently?

Could Jesus want us to go through the storms of life so we when he walks by, we would be more inclined to call out to him?

Vern’s intentional nature helps me to reflect on my creator and how he works in a deliberate manner in my life. So as my little furry friend lives each day with purpose, I need to be just as deliberate with my actions and words.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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